L3 NCFE CACHE Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Course Length 2 years full time
Course Cost No fee (16-18)
Start Date 13/09/2021
Course Code 76445-01

Course overview

The full Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A levels. Progression may include degree level study, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

Students can progress onto University degrees in health professions for example: adult nursing, mental health nursing, learning disability and child nursing; social care courses such as social work, teaching and criminology.

Employment in care homes or progress onto apprenticeships such as the nursing apprenticeship.

  • Entry Requirements
    5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English and Maths
  • Benefits/Skills
    • Communication Skills
    • Theoretical knowledge
    • Practical experience in H&SC placement setting

    -Understanding Human Growth and Development

    -Consider your work from a range of Psychological and Sociological Perspectives

    -Understanding of responsibilities of working in Health and Social Care


    -Equality and Diversity

    -Developing skills in communication and providing care for others

    -Anatomy and Physiology

    -Health Education

    -Public Health


    -Infection Prevention and Control



  • Careers/Progression
    • Adult Nursing
    • Social Work
    • Paramedic Science
    • Teaching Assistant
    • Mental Health Nursing
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Health Improvement Practitioner

    Job opportunities:

    • Covers a wide range of subjects in Health and Social Care
    • Provides work experience in appropriate settings
    • Participation in planning and delivering events (eg. Health Education Fair)

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