This course will provide you with a broad scientific base and an opportunity to study health and social care issues. An experienced team of lecturers, many of whom have worked in the health and social care profession, will support your learning. You will need to prepare to work hard independently, carry out in-depth research and use a variety of information sources. You will have the opportunity to be placed in a variety of settings totalling a minimum of 100 hours, which is a mandatory part of the course. Previous settings have included hospitals, dentists, residential homes for the elderly and day centres for clients with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Where will it take me?
Successful completion of the course should allow entry into higher education, including nursing, midwifery, teaching, social work, psychology and youth work degrees and/or employment or training in the health or social care sector. Previous students have also progressed into criminology, sociology, nutrition, dental nursing and other allied health care professions including OT, paramedicine and health care assistants.
Level 3 Extended Diploma Health & Social Care