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Health and Social Care : Level 3 Cambridge Extended Diploma (= 3 A-levels)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type Course Provider Certificate
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course really focuses on the vocational aspects of Health & Social Care so you will find a lot of teaching is based in work experience/placement visits or case studies/role plays. There will also be group discussions, case study work, presentations, guest speakers, creation of resources, individual research, role play and so on. You will have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement where you will be able to apply some of the knowledge gained in lessons and develop your skills. Throughout the course you will develop various skills including research, ICT, analytical, problem solving, developing your own learning, presentation skills, and learning to work independently as well as in groups, which will develop your communication skills. This course will provide you with an up to date and relevant insight into the world of Health and Social Care and will prepare you well for a career in the field.


All students take ten core units including:

•Building positive relationships in Health and Social Care

•Equality, diversity and rights in Health and Social Care

•Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care

• Anatomy and physiology for Health and Social Care

•Infection control

•Personalisation and a person centred approach to care


•Promoting positive behaviour

•The impact of long-term physiological conditions

• Research methods in health, social care and childcare

You will also take additional optional units selected by subject staff

How will it be delivered?

Students will be awarded Pass, Merit or Distinction grades and UCAS points are comparable to A Levels. Six units will be assessed by external examination. The remaining units will be assessed by internal coursework assignments.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade A*- C/ 4 - 9, or equivalent, including a C/4 in English Language and a D or 3 in Science. An interest in Health and Social Care would be advantageous.

Your next steps...

The majority of students who have completed the course have continued into further education or training. Many of our students have chosen careers in social work, nursing, health management, radiography & teaching

What does the course combine well with?

The course combines particularly well with Biology, Psychology and Sociology but students often combine this course with a wide variety of other level 3 study areas.


This qualification is equivalent to three A level and has comparable UCAS points.


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