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Health and Social Care Certificate/Extended Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Achieve a highly specialist work-related qualification and gain the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to enter the health and social care sector. You will study: effective communication, equality, diversity and rights, anatomy and physiology, human growth development, working in health and social care and reflective practice.

There will also be the opportunity to use your skills in a real-life work experience placement. You will be required to complete 75 hours work experience as part of this course in year 1, and 100 hours work experience in year 2.


What Does The Programme Include

There is a wide variety of learning methods including written assessment, professional discussion, presentations and group and practical activites.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 4/​C or above including English, maths and science, or Health and Social Care Level 2 qualification at grade B, with 3 GCSEs at grades 4/​C or above in English, maths and science.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

The majority of assessment will be completed through written tasks. Although there are externally marked assessments you will not have to take any exams as part of this course.

Additional Information

You will require a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificate with no grounds you are professionally unsuitable to undertake professional practice or placement. We will contact you with more details on how to apply for this once you have been offered a place on your course.

Potential Future Career

After successful completion of this course you can progress on to various Health and Social Care related degrees at University or careers such as Nursing, Social Work, Therapy and Family Support.


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