This course covers a wide range of vocational units relating to health and social care, specifically designed to help you pursue a career in the sector.
You will learn about a variety of key subject areas, such as equality, diversity and rights in health and social care, human growth and development through the life span and the role and responsibilities of the health and social care practitioner in relation to safeguarding individuals.
30 hours of placement in a real work environment will be arranged by the college for you, providing opportunities for you to apply knowledge to practice, receive feedback, and reflect on your own experience. Placement also provides opportunities for you to observe professional practice in action and gain valuable employability skills.
Extended Diplomas have two one-year programmes. You need to finish the first year before moving on to the second.
Topics covered can include:
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
The course is assessed throughout the year and with an end-of-course portfolio. You will also complete 30 hours of work experience on placement.
If you will be aged 19+ on 31st August prior to the start date of your course, up to Level 2, then your study with us will be free. You must have lived for 3 years within the EU/EEA/UK prior to the start of your course, you must have lived in the UK before 1st January 2021 and you must have permission to live in the UK for at least 12 months from the first day of learning. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.
Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.
Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to progress to our Level 3 Certificate and Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, or into a range of job roles within the health and social care sector such as:
Achievement of this qualification will equip learners with knowledge and understanding across a range of subject areas, which will enable progression to further learning at Level 3, for example:
types and functions of provision