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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Health & social care extended diploma Level 3

Level 3

Course code: H06D135
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level
Duration: 2 years
Subject area: Health & Social Care
Location: Hereford
Additional Costs - £60.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

This course is a coherent study of the health and social care sector and supports progression to a HE university degree in a related subject; these include nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, social work, occupational therapy, teaching and many more. It could also lead to an apprenticeship in the sector for those who wish to go straight out into practice to work as care/ support workers.

What qualification will I gain?

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Why choose us

This is a popular course that supports students to achieve the necessary grades and specialist subject knowledge to progress to related degree programmes. It is a highly successful course with students obtaining high grades and progression to highly regarded universities, including those within the Russell group. Students benefit from very supportive members of staff, who work with them to achieve the best outcomes possible.

What you could do next

This qualification is equivalent to three A Levels. Learners will have the necessary UCAS points to progress in Health and Social Care related higher education courses, a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, or work in practice if they choose to do so.

Popular modules

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Work placement

  • Infection control

  • Human lifespan

  • Principles of safe practice

  • Meeting individual care needs

Key facts

Students benefit from work placements to complement their studies in both years of study

Assessment methods

Assessments will be via external exams, controlled internal assessment and written assignments

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C (Level 4) in maths and English