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Health & Social Care, Extended Certificate, Level 3

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2019

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2019, Full Time


This course offers an introduction to the Health & Social Care Sector, giving you the underpinning knowledge and skills to progress within this industry. At, broadly the equivalent to 1 A Levels. On completeion of this qualification students may progress onto the National Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Work experience is included as part of the course to give you a range of valuable practical experiences. It will also help build your confidence, knowledge and enhance your practical social care skills.

The course is made up of a variety of units which may include:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Current research in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Work Experience
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Physiological Disorders and their Care
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Psychological Perspectives

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C/4 including English & Maths or a BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care passed at Merit level. A successful completion of Disclosure Baring Service (DBS) check.

Good English and Maths skills are essential for many jobs and courses you will progress on to. The Government has made it a priority for students to develop these skills and your course programme will reflect this key aim.


If you are interested in a career in nursing, social work, care or other health related professions this vocational qualification is an excellent choice.


Assessment is through a variety of methods, which include assignments, case studies and course work. You will also keep a log of your experience on placement and your personal development. This qualification will include both internal and external assessment methods.


On successful completion of the Extended Certificate a student may progress onto the National Diploma in Health and Social Care. This is equivalent to 2 A Levels.

Career Progression

You can progress to a career in nursing, social work, care or other allied health related professions with further study.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop.

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