Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma

Course Information

  • Course Code: HS059
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Validated by: NCFE
  • Study mode: Full Time

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care will provide you with knowledge and skills in key areas relating to the health and social care sector supporting your progression onto further learning or in the workplace.

You will gain valuable experience in a variety of different healthcare settings, primarily within the NHS, East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, to enable you to develop essential skills and qualities to a high standard.

The NHS is the UK's biggest employer and by choosing this course is a sure fast way to future proof your career. It is also a nice bonus that these jobs are some of the most rewarding jobs!

Blackburn College are proud partners with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, our partnership enables students to gain meaningful work placement opportunities.


What will I study?


You will study the following units:

  • Empowerment
  • Protection of children, young people and adults
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Research skills
  • Personal and professional development
  • Nutrition
  • Public health
  • Science of Nutrition
  • Sociology of health and illness
Entry Requirements

5 x GCSEs at Grade C.4 including maths and English Language or completion of a Level 2 course.

What can I do next?

This qualification is widely accepted for university entry onto nursing (childrens, adult or mental health) midwifery, paramedic or other related health or care related degrees, or alternately students may gain employment in a health related profession on completion of the course.  

Your Study Programme

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