Course Details

  • This qualification has been designed to provide in-depth knowledge and skills for the health and social care sector. It supports progression to a variety of health and social care related degrees.

    The qualification will give you the skills and knowledge essential for progression to Higher Education or employment opportunities within the Health and Social Care Sector.

    This programme is made up of a number of internally and externally assessed modules including:

    • Human Lifespan Development
    • Working in Health and Social Care
    • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
    • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
    • Physiological Disorders and their Care
    • Nutritional Health

  • Applicants must possess a 3 GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above including English and Maths or any equivalent vocational level 2 qualification. (Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths will be considered)

  • Over the course of your studies you will complete a number of assessments including examinations, coursework and externally assessed assessments.

  • Upon successful completion of the Extended Certificate you will be able to progress onto higher education which could include Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice, a Nursing degree or an apprenticeship (eg. Nursing Associate, Nursing, Management).
    These qualifications will be useful for those looking to gain employment in roles such as Healthcare Assistant, Support worker, Personal Assistant, Social Worker, Health Psychologist, Nurse, Midwife, Allied Health professional or Paramedic.

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  • The cost for the Certificate is £4,170 plus a £263.40 examination fee.
    If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you including the Advanced Learner Loan. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?
    Our course enquiries team is on hand to help you understand any details and answer any questions – whether it’s about applying for the course or finding out about finance. Just get in touch here!

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