Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
This course is for those who wish to work in the health or care sectors or to access university.
The course requires you to undertake a range of work placements over two years, and will allow you to begin to develop the skills and qualities needed to become a care professional in roles such as nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, paramedic training and health and social care work.
This practical course combines work placements with class-based sessions.
You will study 13 units over two years. Among the topics you will cover are:
• Human life span development
• Working in health and social care
• Anatomy and physiology in health and social care
• Enquires into current research in health and social care
Please note that two units per year are assessed by formal examinations.
In year 1 you will work towards the Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health & Social Care, if you achieve this you can progress onto year two and work towards the Extended Diploma. There is a wide variety of optional units in the second year of the study programme.