Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies)

This Level 3 course prepares you for careers in the health and care sector and lead on to higher education study in health and social care.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10476

Campus: Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards

Study Type: Full-Time

Education Level Further Education

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Course Overview

This is a two year programme and in Year 1 you undertake the National foundation Diploma in health and social care.

There will be 13 Units in total, some of which will have external exams and some will be course work.

8 Mandatory Units and 5 Optional Units.

Subjects studied will include:
 

- Human life span development

- Working in Health and Social Care

- Anatomy and Physiology for health and social care

- meeting individual care and support needs 

Work placement in either a care or health setting along with a project are integral parts of the course.

Course Modules

 Will include: 

 - Human life span development

- Working in Health and Social Care 

- Anatomy and physiology for health and social care

- Meeting individual care and support needs 

- Research in health and social care

- Work experience in health and social care

- Principles of safe practice in health and social care

- Promoting public health

and another 5 optional units 

Ideal If:
You would like to work with individuals in a Health & Social Care setting including Nursing Home, Residential or Community settings.  Or if you wish to progress to Higher Level study, for example, at University. 

You'll Learn:
You will gain experience in Health and Social care settings as you will be required to undertake placements.  You will learn about working with individuals in different settings.

You'll Love:
You will gain experience in Health and Social care settings as you will be required to undertake placements.  You will learn about working with individuals in different settings.

You'll Progress:
Successful completion of this programme will allow you to apply for jobs in Health and Social Care sector or Higher Level HNC or University Courses.

You'll Need:
5 GCSEs to include GCSE English & Maths at C or above and preferably Science or equivalent.  If progressing from a Level 2 Diploma you must have an overall Distinction grade.   (You are required to complete an Access NI).
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

Available Sessions Summary

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Further Education

If you have just completed your GCSEs, Further Education is most likely the option for you. FE covers qualifications from entry to higher level qualifications such as Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, NVQ, BTEC and Apprenticeships.

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