Health Sciences & Social Care - Full Time - Level 3
Course Title
Health Sciences & Social Care - Full Time - Level 3
Course Code
Mode of Study
Full Time
Pearson - EDEXCEL Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Number of Weeks
Entry Requirements
Grade 4 in GCSE English and maths and two additional GCSEs at grade 4 or a good profile on a relevant Level 2 qualification.
Leads on to
You may choose to progress on to a relevant Level 4 qualification such as an HNC or Foundation degree. You may choose university, or seek an apprenticeship or employment.
Additional Information
Because of the nature of these courses, you must not have been previously excluded from teaching or working with young people. If you are planning or applying to work with young people under 18 or vulnerable adults you will need to seek enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) clearance, this will be done through the College.
This is a two-year programme equivalent to 3 A levels. The qualification develops a deep core of knowledge, understanding and skills in the sector through mandatory content, and allows you to focus on a particular aspect of the sector through a selection of optional units, including a route that focuses specifically on health studies.
Areas of study include:
● Human lifespan development ● Working in Health & Social Care ● Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Social Care ● Enquiries into current research in Health & Social Care ● Meeting individual care and support needs ● Principles of safe practice in Health & Social Care ● Promoting Public Health ● Work experience in Health & Social Care You are then able to select five option units from your chosen pathway. Option units in the general pathway include: ● Sociological perspectives ● Psychological perspectives ● Supporting individuals with additional needs ● Nutritional health ● Caring for individuals with Dementia ● Assessing children’s development support needs Option units from the health studies pathway include: ● Microbiology for Health Science ● Genetics ● Biochemistry for health ● Health Psychology ● Psychological disorders and their care