Health & Social Care

Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care L3 (full time)


A career in care can be extremely rewarding and diverse, with opportunities to work with children, adolescents, older people, people with special needs, hospital patients and the general community. We will help you develop your skills to the highest level, whichever path you choose.

Course requirements

  • Minimum five GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and maths
  • An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject
  • Satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks

What will I do?

The course is made up of a further 9 units that continue from your 90 credit diploma. You will also complete 2 further work placements and gain a further 150 hours of experience working in health and social care settings.

What will it give me?

On completion of your 2 year course you will have achieved the equivalent of 3 ‘A’ levels which will enable you to apply for a place at a university of your choice. You may choose to study to be a qualified nurse, social worker or other careers within the health and social care sector.

Materials needed

Polo shirt with College logo required for placement and a memory stick is also advisable.

What can I do when I finish?

You can explore opportunities to progress onto Higher Education or employment.

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