Health and Social Care


This two-year Health and Social Care Extended Diploma course explores many aspects of health and social care including anatomy and physiology, caring for individuals with dementia, children’s support needs and mental health. You will also gain work experience in the health and care sector whilst undertaking regular placements.

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Level: Vocational (level 3)
Type: Triple award

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

This qualification can lead to nursing, midwifery, social worker, occupational therapy, paramedic science, care worker, youth worker, amongst many other health-related vocations.

Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Childhood Studies, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Science, Youth Studies.

Topics you'll cover


  • Human development
  • Working in health and social care
  • Physiological disorder
  • Meeting individual care needs
  • Principles of safe practice
  • Supporting individuals with additional needs.


  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Research in the health and care sector
  • Public health
  • Caring for individuals with dementia
  • Assessing children’s developmental support needs
  • Understanding mental wellbeing.

Assessment and Qualification

  • 25% Exam
  • 75% Coursework
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (level 3)
  • Equivalent to 3 A Level.

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, Maths and a science)

As a national requirement, a DBS check is carried out on all students before they start the course and there are strict guidelines regarding attendance at college and placement.

Additional information

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.