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Health and Social Care Extended Certificate

Greenhead College

Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4ES

Course Provider Certificate
Level 3
Health, Public Services and Care

Course Summary

The course is designed to provide students with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills of the health and social care sectors, providing a broad basis for further or higher education or for moving into employment within the sectors.

It is a Level 3 qualification, equivalent to an A Level.

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Course Details

In the first year you will learn about the varied communication skills Health and Social Care practitioners need when interacting with service users and other practitioners. You will also look at how services can promote equality and prevent discrimination, as well as safeguard service users and ensure the environment is safe and secure.

In the second year you will study human anatomy and physiology, and there is the opportunity to look at sexual health, reproduction and early development stages.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is split 50/50 between portfolio and examination.

The qualification is graded Distinction* to Pass.

Entry requirements

The College gives priority to its 11 partner schools. Places are offered to other applicants on a competitive basis.

All prospective students must achieve a minimum of grade 4 in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics, and a minimum of grade 6 in three GCSE subjects.

Your next steps...

Students often go on to university to study for careers in areas such as nursing, primary teaching, occupational therapy and social work.

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