Health and Social Care

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Qualification type: Technical Extended Diploma
Level: Level 3
Awarding body CACHE
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date September 2018
Duration 1 year
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Full time

Course overview

Upon completion of the Level 3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care, you can then progress onto this Technical Extended Diploma. When both of the 2 years are completed the maximum amount of UCAS points that can be claimed are 168.

You will spend 3 days a week in college for theoretical learning and 1 day in placement per week.

Entry requirements

You will need to have completed the CACHE/NCFE Certificate in Health and Social Care.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

You will have to complete 9 mandatory units, the course is graded D to A*. At the end of the year there is an extended controlled assessment which is externally marked.

Below are the units of study:

HSC DM1 Empowerment in health and social care (M)
HSC DM2 Protection of children, young people and adults in health and social care (M)
HSC DM3 Anatomy and physiology for health and social care (M)
HSC DM4 Research skills for health and social care (M)
HSC DM5 Personal and professional development (M)
HSC CM05 Dementia Awareness
HSC CM010 Mental health and well-being
HSC CM09 Health psychology
HSC DM05 Learning disability
How will I be assessed

You will be assessed mainly through coursework, except for the extended controlled assessment which is externally marked.

What next

Possible careers include being a midwife, adult/child nurse, psychologist, sociologist, criminologist, social worker, lab technician, or paramedic.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19+ years of age fees may apply. However help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030.
Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per year.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.

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