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Health & Social Level 3 Extended Diploma at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Are you interested in a career in caring? Could you see yourself working with both adults and children? Would you like to become a midwife? This course could provide you with the knowledge and expertise to do so. In your first year you will study the Subsidiary Diploma, and on successful completion of this, you will progress to your second year, where you will complete your Extended Diploma. Throughout the course, you will study a range of topics that will include; Effective Communication, Anatomy, Physiology, Lifespan Development, Health, Safety and Security, Equality, Diversity and Human Rights. Our course will take your learning to an advanced level and help you gain a new perspective on a range of health and social care issues.

If you are keen to develop a career in this area and are thinking of going to university, then this is the course for you. Our course will help you explore a range of exciting health and social care issues through classroom study, group discussion and project work. You will also attend a work placement for at least one day a week.

Entry requirements

You will need one of the following: 

Five GCSE grades A*-C including English and maths
A Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 at distinction grade with English language and maths at Grade C or above. 

You will also need to complete a DBS check and provide a reference.

Assessment

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis through a variety of methods including assignments, practical assessments, case studies and presentations. You will also be observed in the workplace, and evidence from your work placements are integral to the assessment process.

Future opportunities

You can continue onto a Higher National Diploma or a variety of degree courses at university. You can also progress into employment in a variety of roles including, nursing (adult, children and mental health), midwifery, social work, occupational therapy and more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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