This course is a follow up from the National Foundation Diploma Year 1. Once completing the Extended Diploma you will gain 3-Alevel equivalent and recieve three grades at Pass, Merit, Disctintion or Distinction*.
This course is modular, recording the skills you achieve as you progress. The course has a mixture of examined units, coursework units and work placement.
You will study a variety of units in relation to working within the H&SC sector, working with children and vulnerable adults. There will be two examined units, Anatomy & Physiology and Research Methods.
In addition you will undertake coursework units such as; Promoting public health, Sociological perspectives, Understanding mental wellbeing and Supporting children and adults with additional needs.
The variety of topics enables you to gain a real insight into the profession you would like to progress onto after the qualification. The content of the course gives you a holistic oversight of various roles and sectors within H&Sc, how they operate and thier importance. In addition, you will learn how to care for individuals with varied needs and abilties.
As part of the course you will be required to undertake work placement within a health or social care setting. These settings could be; care homes, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health charities and probation services.
Merit or above in the Year 1 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care.
If you are transferring from another college, we would need to see your unit transcript to ensure the same units have been delivered in Year 1.
You will be assessed through external examinations, essay based writing in the form of coursework and obseravations when on work placement.
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.
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course may be free, depending on your circumstances. 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.
Once completing this course you can progress onto a University or employemnt.
The list below is not exhaustive:
University courses to read: Nursing, Midwifery, Social work, Psychology, Criminology, Public Health, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy.
Employment such as; Health care assistant, Community care assistant, ambulance support worker, housing support worker.