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Health and Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3

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    Level 3

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2024

  • Venue
    Paston College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2024, Full Time


This course offers a comprehensive understanding of the Health & Social Care Sector giving you the underpinning knowledge and skills to progress within this industry. Work experience is included as part of the course to give you a range of valuable practical experiences. It will also help build your confidence, knowledge and enhance your practical social care skills.

The course is made up of a variety of units which may include:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Current research in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Work Experience
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Physiological Disorders and their care
  • Sociological perspectives
  • Psychological perspectives

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English language and Maths. Or a relevant BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care at Merit or above. A successful completion of Disclosure Baring Service (DBS) check (a fee applies).
Candidates will be invited to attend an informal interview and provide a reference.


Assessment is through a variety of methods, which include assignments, case studies and course work. You will also keep a log of your experience on placement and your personal development. This qualification will include both internal and external assessment methods.


Further academic options could include study at degree or foundation degree level at University or College.

Career Progression

You could study a wide range of courses at university including those related to Health or Social Care or go directly into employment with the option of further training e.g. NVQs/apprenticeships. Some students go straight into employment, often as a result of successful work placements.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over fees may be payable.

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