Health & Social Care - Technical Extended Diploma - Level 3


Start:
September
Location:
Balliol Road Campus
Level:
3

Course Details

This course has been designed to prepare you for work in health related careers in a professional capacity or progression to a number of university degree programmes. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop the skills, techniques and personal qualities the sector demands.

The course has been planned and written by a team of subject specialists and its content reviewed by employers and universities to support all routes of progression. It promotes high quality care and support at its heart and has been mapped to the standards of the Care Certificate.

The course is made up of 18 Health and Social Care modules – 14 core modules and 4 specialist modules. There are 3 externally set and marked assessments over the two years. Each year, there is an open book written essay, on a set topic, which is performed under exam conditions. In the second year, you will sit a closed book exam on Anatomy and Physiology. Alongside the academic studies you will be required to attend a mandatory work placement two days each week.

There is a huge demand for workers in the health and social care sector, with plenty of opportunities for progression and a job in which a high percentage of workers report they feel their work makes a difference. The number of health and social care jobs is projected to grow to around 2.2 million by 2025.

The programme also includes studying Maths and English towards GCSE grade 9-4 (old grading system: A*-C) if you do not already have these grades.

This course has three specific pathways:

This course covers a wide range of key subject areas in health and social care, including:

  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Human growth and development
  • Infection prevention and control in health and social care
  • Psychological perspectives in health and social care
  • Sociological perspectives in health and social care
  • Empowerment in health and social care
  • Protection of children, young people and adults in health and social care
  • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
  • Research skills for health and social care
  • Personal and professional development

In order to achieve this qualification, must achieve the internally assessed unit assessments for:

  • 14 mandatory units
  • 4 optional units

You must also achieve the:

  • Certificate External Assessment
  • Extended Diploma External Assessment
  • Short Answer Examination

You will complete a minimum of 175 placement hours.

Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
2 years
  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

This course is designed to provide you with a choice of routes into either further study at degree level or employment within the health and social care sector.

Examples of career opportunities within the sector are:

  • Health Care Assistant
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Personal Support Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Residential Social Worker
  • Supported Living Coordinator
  • Youth Worker
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Charity Officer
  • Counsellor
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • Lifestyle Consultant
  • Nutritional Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Nursing

Entry Requirements

How much will this course cost me?

Aged 16-18

Free.

Aged 19+

There may be fees associated with this course.

You may be eligible to have some or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Financial Support (all ages)

You may be eligible to receive financial support for course fees, travel and childcare. Please visit our Student Finance page for more information.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

If you are aged 16-18 then the majority of our courses are free for you to study. If you are aged 19+ then there may be fees associated with the course. You may be eligible to have some, or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

You do not have to let a lack of money stop you from coming to Hugh Baird College. We have bursaries and grants in place to help support those students that may find it more difficult to cover the costs of participating in further education, these include help with things such as tuition fees, childcare and travel. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

No. We can enrol students from any area. Public transport links are good too, so the College is easy to get to from all across Merseyside.

Please contact our independent Careers Advisors. Call 0151 353 4444 or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.