90 or 180 Credit Course
Achieve a 90-credit diploma in your first year of study then top up to 180 credits on the extended diploma in the second year. The extended diploma gives you much more detail on the subject — it's the same as three A-levels and is a great route into university. If you already have 90 credits from another college, you can choose to top up to the extended diploma with just one year of study.
The Level 3 Subsidiary/90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care is a practical, work-related course which will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment. The course provides career development opportunities and progression opportunities to higher education. Work placement is an essential and mandatory part of the course and is well regarded by universities and employers.
You will have the opportunity to go on field trips to relevant exhibitions and events and have the chance to hear from professionals like midwifes and nurses to discuss career paths and skills needed for these different careers.
You will be assessed through a range of assessment methods including assignments, projects, presentations, professional discussions and in-class assessments.
Four GCSEs A*-C/9-4 including English or mathematics; OR a relevant Level 2 qualification plus English and mathematics assessed by us to be at an appropriate level. Selection is by interview with a lecturer and a satisfactory reference from your last school or college is essential.
For international students, you will need an IELTS score of 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each section) or equivalent. Find out more in the international pages.
There may be materials you need to help you with your studies. Your lecturer will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class.
You will need to pay for your DBS check. This is normally paid at enrolment.
You may progress to Level 3 BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or consider further training or study in related fields such as an Apprenticeship or employment. Selection is by interview and a satisfactory reference is required.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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Childcare and Early Years
Counselling, Therapy and Psychology
Health and Safety
Health and Social Care
Humanities and Social Sciences
Nursing and Midwifery