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Level 3 NCFE CACHE Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care


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.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including maths and/or English.


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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:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • 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