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Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 5 GCSEs grade A*/9 - C/5 including English and maths. DBS check will be required.

What will I learn?

During the course you will explore the theories and practices that make for effective communication, how to effectively meet individual care needs, and study the ageing demographic. You will also learn about disease, illness, disability, and human behaviour.

You will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge in topics including:

  • Developing effective communication
  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Health, safety and security
  • Development through the life stages
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Personal and professional development
  • Sociological perspectives
  • Psychological perspectives

We will also help you to find suitable work placements through our extensive links with local health and social care organisations.

During this advanced course you will go deeper into the theory of health and social care which will support your progressions towards higher level study.

All assignments will be in the form of course work, role-play exercises, film making, open book tests, and exhibitions and presentations, as well as written essays.

What could I progress on to?

Once you have successfully completed this course you will be perfectly placed to continue studying at degree level. You could find degree courses in the care sector at universities across the country, or you could study with us at the University Centre Hastings, starting our HND in Health and Social Care or our FdA in Early Years.

Students on this course will be charged for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to enable the college and the placement settings to check any criminal convictions that may affect your ability to work in this sector. (This replaces the old Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks.) The current cost is £55. During the course there will also be an additional cost for educational visits.

During the course there will also be an additional cost for educational visits.

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 14887
    Course name Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care
    Campus Station Plaza Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Full Cost Fees £2,593.00
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 36 week (s)

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Sometimes it can be difficult to decide the right level at which to study. The guide below will help you work which level is best for you.

Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

A levels are level 3 courses, you must have or expect 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English.
Foundation Degree and Degree Our university courses typically require a relevant level 3 qualification or 120 UCAS points.