NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Entry Requirements

You will need to have completed the CACHE/NCFE L3 Certificate in Health and Social Care.

What's Involved

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.

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

As part of your level 3 study programme there is an expectation that learners will participate in the Government Industrial Placement trial during their course placement element.

For participating in the trial learners will receive extra benefits such as pay for food and travel, reimbursed DBS and uniform fees and a financial bonus on successful completion*

*subject to conditions

Course Assessment Method

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

What next

What's Next

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

Progression into Higher Education.

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.

What does it Cost?

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.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (VRQ)
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body: CACHE
Academic Year: 23/24
Start Date: September 2023

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