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Health and Social Care Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 at Bexhill College

Course description

This course allows learners to explore and investigate the Health and Social Care sector through the delivery of six key units. Each unit will be exciting and unique, yet will encompass all aspects of Health and Social Care. The course provides the ideal foundation for those pursuing careers/progression into the sector by providing a practical and active learning experience.                                    


Course content

This course is designed for students with an interest in a career in the health service or social services. It will focus on a wide range of client groups. Students will be encouraged to attend placement during the course within a Health and Social care setting. The one year course is equivalent to 1 AS and the two year course is equivalent to 1 A Level.

Students will cover the following compulsory units:

  • Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

Three further units are covered which may include:

  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • Physiological Disorders
  • Public Health 

Entry requirements

At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English or Maths at grade C/4 or above.


Assessment is through assignments/projects, case studies and practical work.
There are no exams.

Financial information

Students will be expected to pay for their own transport to and from placement, a DBS check and uniform. There will be some visits which would incur travelling costs.

Future opportunities

This course could lead on to any Health or Social Care degree course, such as Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, or Allied Health Professions such as Physiotherapy, Radiography or Occupational Therapy.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 24 October 2018
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