Health & Social Care (Health Studies) Level 3 Extended Diploma

Health & Social Care (Health Studies) Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Brockenhurst College - Main Site

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Course introduction

This programme is an in-depth study of the health and social care sector, which gives you everything you need to achieve both academic and career progression.

As a prospective student you should be passionate about the health sector and excited about working as a healthcare professional.

You may also have your sights set on studying at a higher level, which can lead to a wealth of new and exciting job opportunities in rewarding and responsible roles.

Past students have discovered satisfying careers in a range of healthcare positions, including: nursing, midwifery, social work, teaching and paramedic science. This is your opportunity to join them.

Why choose
Health & Social Care (Health Studies) Level 3 Extended Diploma?

At Brock you will be taught by a highly qualified team who have wide experience in the field of healthcare. Indeed, many staff members hold higher level degrees and have also enjoyed successful careers.

We are fortunate to have strong links with healthcare employers and can provide unique work experience opportunities. Furthermore, we have been recognised for our excellence in teaching by the examination body Pearson Edexcel.

Teaching & learning

During your studies you will benefit from modern teaching methods such as blended learning and flipped learning.

Computer technology will play a leading role in enhancing your academic and practical skills. Meanwhile, other learning initiatives include: class debates, peer reviews and engagement with clinical research.

Your work placement is a key component of the course and will bring greater meaning to your classroom learning. It will also give you valuable experience.

Minimum entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 and above to include:
•    English Language
•    Maths
•    Science

It is desirable that you have undertaken a work placement in a healthcare setting.

Course structure

  • Study aspects of the human life span and human development, giving you fundamental insights.
  • Examine what it means to work in health and social care in order to acquire a greatly enhanced awareness of your professional obligations.
  • Explore what it takes to meet requirements for individual care and support.
  • Learn about effective ways to promote public health, making you an advocate for healthy lifestyles.
  • Investigate psychological perspectives on health and social care in order to develop heightened skills of emotional intelligence.

Understand how to be an effective practitioner in preventing and controlling infections.

What can I do with this qualification?

Once qualified you could seek employment as a healthcare professional in hospitals, residential homes and out in the community.

This qualification also opens doors to health and social care degrees, including: Midwifery, Adult and Paediatric Nursing, Paramedic Science, ODP, Physiotherapy, Counselling and Social Work.

Dates & Locations





LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time 27/06/2024 to 31/07/2025

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