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Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 5 GCSEs grade A*- C (grade 4 - 9) including English and maths. DBS check will be required.

What will I learn?

This one-year advanced-level qualification will develop your knowledge of health and social care in more detail and prepare you for a career in the industry or studying at university, should you wish to take that career path.

During this two-year advanced level qualification will go deeper into the theory of health and social care which will give you the perfect preparation for further study at university. You will explore what makes effective communication, understand sociological and psychological perspectives, learn more about the human body during anatomy and physiology sessions. You will also be able to put your learning into practise during a work placement, taking advantage of our extensive links with local health and social care organisations.

Modules you will cover include:

  • 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

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?

On competition of the course you could progress onto the second year of the qualification to gain an Extended Diploma.

On completion of the second year you may be able to start your career as a Paediatric nurse, a Nurse, a Midwife, a Childcare development officer, or an Occupational therapist

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 18/19

  • Course code 14887
    Course name Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 10/09/18
    Duration 36 week (s)

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