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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

Level 3
2 Years
Full Time
Middlehaven (Main Building)
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Course overview

This is a 2 year health & social care programme. This course will enhance your skills and prepare you for employment in the health and social care sector or for progression to higher education. You will study a further nine different units across the health and social care sector including empowerment in health and social care, protection of children and adults, anatomy and physiology, research skills and personal and professional development.

You will study a further four optional units specific to your future in either health or social care. You will also undertake a mandatory work placement to develop your skills and knowledge within the sector, gaining a minimum of 175 hours work experience. Upon course completion this course will provide 72 – 168 UCAS points.

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Careers in Health & Social Care

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Explore Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care students have access to a realistic on-site health and care ward that replicates a hospital environment. This fantastic facility allows students to gain practical experience in hygiene and patient care, with access to a wide range of industry equipment. Courses are delivered by health and care professionals from a wide range of backgrounds.

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Visit Middlesbrough College

Come and visit us on one of our college open days, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current students and staff.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need to achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive support service and bursary scheme to help you through your studies. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone's throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.