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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

This Level 3 course prepares you for careers in the health and care sector.

Course Overview
This is a top up programme and covers a wide range of health and social care topics.
11 Mandatory Units and Optional Units are studied.
Subjects studied will include:
• Psychological perspectives for Health & Social Care
 • Equality, Diversity and rights in care work
 • Personal & professional development
 • Health promotion
 • Anatomy and physiology
Work placement in either a care or health setting along with a project are integral parts of the course.
Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at grade C or higher, including English or Maths or a BTEC First Diploma in Early Years or Care at Distinction level.
As you will be working with young children or vulnerable adults, a police check will be conducted if you receive an offer of a place in an outside organisation.
Where will it take me?
This course can lead directly to careers in care establishments, youth work, community work or nursing assistants. Alternatively further study at Degree level will lead to jobs such as nursing, social work or management positions in the health industry.  It will also help you progress to university to study psychology, sociology, social policy and youth and community work.
How will it make me more employable?
As well as gaining a recognised qualification you will complete a number of work placements, take part in employability skills workshops such as teamwork, commitment, IT and problem solving. The Careers Education Programme is an integral part of this course which will equip you with the knowledge to make informed career decisions. The vocational component of the course is central to the course and held in high regard when gaining access to university.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
You will be assessed through coursework and continual assessment. Each unit contains statements of the evidence that you should produce in order to receive a pass, merit or distinction grade.
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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