This course has been designed to help you specialise in health and social care, covering a variety of topics including public health, sociological and psychological perspectives, and safeguarding. You will also go on work placement to experience working in a health and social care setting. The course is studied on-site at Camden Road campus. This course is the vocational aspect of a year-long study programme. You will study various componants in this study programme. These will include either GCSE maths or English, work placement and various enrichment activities. Your personal tutor will support you throughout the course and our work placement officer will work with you to secure a placement that suits your career choices. We work in partnership with most London Hospitals and care settings, so you will access opportunities that will enable you to progress and aim high. Successful completion on this course leads to enrolment onto the extended diploma in health and social care.
This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Foundation Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.
You will study a combination of theory, applied theory and practical topics across a broad range of subjects. Topics covered can include:
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
The course is assessed through a combination of coursework activities, theoretical and practical assignments, assessment tests, exams and case studies. There are two externally assessed units. All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a Bachelor of Science, an apprenticeship, or to pursue employment in the health and social care industry. Example career paths include Psychology, Youth Work, Social Work, Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies.