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Health and Social Care (Extended) Diploma Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Fur­ther your expe­ri­ence and insight into the health and social care sec­tor by acquir­ing a range of skills and per­son­al attrib­ut­es. You will study com­mu­ni­ca­tion, safe­guard­ing, work­ing in health and social care, human growth and devel­op­ment, nutri­tion, equal­i­ty and diver­si­ty and anato­my and phys­i­ol­o­gy, whilst also gain­ing real-life expe­ri­ences via work place­ments to sup­port your studies.


What Does The Pro­gramme Include

There are wide vari­ety of learn­ing meth­ods includ­ing writ­ten assess­ment, pro­fes­sion­al dis­cus­sion, pre­sen­ta­tions and group and prac­ti­cal activities.

Entry Require­ments

4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above includ­ing Eng­lish and maths.

Need to re-sit? No prob­lem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/C in GCSE maths or Eng­lish, you’ll resit your exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

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

You will be assessed through a range of meth­ods such as: pre­sen­ta­tions, group work and writ­ten tasks with­in lessons.

Addi­tion­al Information

You will require a DBS (Dis­clo­sure and Bar­ring Ser­vice) Cer­tifi­cate with no grounds that you are pro­fes­sion­al­ly unsuit­able to under­take pro­fes­sion­al prac­tice or place­ment. Infor­ma­tion about apply­ing for this will be made avail­able to you once you have been offered a place on the course.

Poten­tial Future Career

After suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course you can progress to Health and Social Care Extend­ed Diplo­ma Lev­el 3 or a Health and Social Care Appren­tice­ship should you also have Eng­lish and maths at GCSE grad 4/C or above.


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