About The Course
This qualification covers a wide range of key subject areas in health and social care. The Extended Diploma offers mandatory units and a variety of optional units; enabling learners to pursue an interest in specific areas of social care, health studies and health sciences, while still allowing enough diversity for the optional units to be tailored to suit a learner’s preferred progression path.
You will spend three days a week in college one day a week in industry placement.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and/or maths.
Achievement of the Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care supports learners’ access to Higher Education and progression into a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector, including:
- Social Work
- Primary Teaching
- Paramedic Science
This qualification does not provide a licence to practise, but may support progression into a wide range of job roles in the health and social care sector, including:
- Care Support Workers in adult residential settings
- Healthcare Assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments
- Care Support Workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services
- Community-based Support Workers
Some example units include:
Level 3 Technical Certificate Health and Social Care (1st Year):
- Equality and Diversity
- Human Growth and Development
- Infection Prevention
- Psychological Perspectives
- Sociological Perspectives
- Working in Health and Social Care
- Reflective Practice
Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma Health and Social Care (2nd Year):
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Research Skills
- Complementary Therapies and Alternative Medicine
- Personal and Professional Development
This is an interesting, diverse course designed to equip the Health and Social Professionals of the 21st century with key skills and knowledge to take them to the next stage of their development.
The course is challenging, with learners expected to be self-reliant, taking responsibility for their own learning by producing well researched and referenced submissions to meet course deadlines. Learners are supported by an experienced team of lecturers, some of whom also work part-time in the Health and Social Care industry.
- Health and Social Care polo shirts are a requirement for Industry Placement and can be purchased from goyalsbca.co.uk
All students are required to supply their own Stationery and in order to make the induction of your course as smooth as possible, it is essential that you are prepared before you start. The items you will need for your first day are:
- A full pencil case
- A notebook
- An A4 lever arch file, dividers and plastic poly pockets
- Highlighter pens
- Colouring pens
- Laptop or tablet (only if available to you)
Your course study book, available from Amazon, is:
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma Health and Social Care.
First Aid training is crucial for a career in the Health and Social Care sector and therefore a compulsory part of your study programme is to undertake First Aid training here at College. A £20 fee will be made during your enrolment.
68% coursework (internally marked)
32% two controlled assessment and one exam (externally marked)
Industry Placement is a fantastic opportunity for you to get hands-on experience and is also a compulsory and invaluable part of your course.
Depending on your Course and Level you will be required to attend a weekly day placement and/or block placements of one week or more. This will be discussed with you once you commence your study programme. We have a fantastic Industry Placement Team who will support you along your placement journey.
Previous placements have included:
- Residential Care Home
- Nursing Home
- Day Centre
- Children’s Centre
- Health Centre
- Supported/Sheltered Accommodation
- Domiciliary/Community care
- Respite Care
- Residential Schools
- Assessment Centre
- Special Schools
- Specialised Voluntary Groups