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Health and Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 at Bexhill College

Course description

The Extended Diploma encompasses the wide variety of skills and knowledge required for the Health and Social Care sector and delivers this within the cross section of interesting and relevant units. The course inspires learners through a range of opportunities from work placement to educational visits and will allow learners to progress onto Higher Education or suitable career.                                    


Course content

Students will study for an 18 unit qualification, which includes:

  • Developing Effective Communication
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights
  • Health, Safety and Security
  • Development through Life Stages
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Public Health
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Caring for Children and Young Children
  • Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence
  • Physiological Disorders
  • Nutrition
  • Complementary Therapies

Entry requirements

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


All units will include independent research/assignments, case studies and practical work. Each unit will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and your 18 units are equivalent to 3 A Levels.
You will undertake block week placements within a variety of Health/Social Care settings where you will be assessed in order to satisfy the Vocational Practice unit (min 100 hours).

Financial information

Students will be expected to pay for their own transport expenses, for example bus fares to and from their placements, plus a DBS check and uniform before going on placement.

Future opportunities

This course gives access to higher education courses such as Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Degrees and other professions such as Teaching, Occupational Therapy, Radiography, Physiotherapy and a variety of other related degrees. This qualification can also lead to work within a wide spectrum of Health and Social Care settings.


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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