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Qualification: Health & Care Extended Diploma Level 3

Health & Care Extended Diploma Level 3

This two-year course will give you in-depth knowledge of the health and social care sector. You will need to do work experience as part of the qualification.

What will I learn?

You will study mandatory units that develop your knowledge, understanding and skills needed for work in the field of health and social care. There are also optional units that allow you to choose a particular aspect of health and social care to study, including a route that focusses specifically on health studies.

How will I be assessed?

This can lead to degree-level courses in nursing, midwifery, social work, youth work and teaching. It can also lead to employment in health and social care settings such as hospitals, surgeries, nursing and care homes.

What may it lead to?

Students can progress into careers in health and social care. For some health professions, you may also require a C or 4 in GCSE Science.

Work experience

Learners are required to undertake a minimum of 330 hours' work experience over two years as part of the course.

Please note: Any students under the age of 18 are entitled to get two doses of the Covid vaccination if they undertake work experience or work in the sector. It is not mandatory for students under the age of 18 to be vaccinated but employers will expect it. Students who do not have a medical exemption and who are not willing to be vaccinated will not be able to complete their course or work in the sector.

Entry Requirements

Please read more on our Group entry requirements.

Application Guidance

Read our guidance on how to apply

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Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111