Health & Social Care

Qualification: Extended Diploma
Level 3

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About the course

Our Health & Social Care course provides you with an excellent stepping stone to a career as a nurse, midwife, paramedic, care worker and a wealth of other health and care professions.  The course is a mixture of learning that is challenging but exciting and includes practical workshops, experiments, role play, classroom learning and a weekly work placement in a health or care setting.

If you want a great opportunity to gain an understanding on how to care for people this course is ideal for you.

Earn up to 168 UCAS points#

Solent University

 #Based on Distinction grades

What you will learn

Year 1

  • Human life span and development
  • Working in health and social care
  • Meeting individual needs
  • Principles of safe practice
  • Nutritional health
  • Psychological perspectives or Psychological disorders
  • Work placement

Year 2

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Work experience in health and social care
  • Promoting public health
  • Enquiries into current research
  • Caring for individuals with dementia
  • Understanding mental wellbeing
  • Supporting individual needs
  • Work placement

If you successfully complete the first year of study you will gain a level 3 Diploma qualification. In order to progress to the second year you will need to pass the first year of study.


70% Coursework/practical - 30% exam

Entry requirements
  • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C/9-4 (including English, maths and science) OR
  • Level 2 in Health & Social Care or Early Years (including level 2 functional skills)

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Please note a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will also be required for this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
03/09/18 2 years Main
What next?
  • Degree at university
  • Higher apprenticeship in Nursing
  • Work in hospitals, community care, health services and social work
Additional information

Trips, visits and activities

  • Guest speakers
  • Work experience
  • External careers events
  • Industry week activities

If you will be 19 before the start of the second year of this course, you will be liable to pay a fee for that year. Please contact us for more information.