Health & Social Care NCFE Level 3 Technical Diploma

Course Overview

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health Studies offers learners an exciting and challenging opportunity for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who would like to gain an insight into the careers available to them in Health Studies.


Course Requirements

5 GCSE’S grade 4 or above including English, maths and science.

Course Skills & Benefits

Students are required to attend educational trips/exhibitions and guest speakers will be invited into college to enhance learning. Teachers on the course come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and have cast experience and knowledge of health studies. Successful completion of Year 1 subsidiary diploma will give you the opportunity to progress onto the Extended Diploma
Available to 16 years and above

Mandatory Units

Units covered are as follows:

Developing effective communication in Health & Social care
Health, Safety & Security in Health & Social Care
Anatomy & Physiology for Health & Social Care
Public Health
Physiological Disorders
Biochemistry for Health
Introduction to Microbiology for Health & Social Care
Communicable Diseases
Defence against Disease
Sociological Perspectives for Health & Social Care
Psychological perspectives for Health & Social Care

Course Progression

Progression onto HE, gaining valuable UCAS points
Employment into the following roles following HE study:
Life Sciences, Physiological sciences, Clinical sciences, Cardiac sciences

Course Assessment

Formative assessment throughout the programme
Assignments throughout the academic year
No external exams
Meaningful work placement in relevant Industry

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and ther European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on the 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners - please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time