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Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care – Level 3

This vocational course, equivalent to 1.5 A-levels, leads to a recognised qualification for entering health and social care professions or for further training such as university courses. Combining academic study and application of theories, it includes a mandatory work placement. It forms Year 1 of a possible two-year programme which will lead to an Extended Diploma.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Hudson Building
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Hudson Building

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/foundation-diploma-in-health-and-social-care-level-3
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Course Information for Students

This vocational course, equivalent to 1.5 A-levels, leads to a recognised qualification for entering health and social care professions or for further training such as university courses. Combining academic study and application of theories, it includes a mandatory work placement. It forms Year 1 of a possible two-year programme which will lead to an Extended Diploma.

In Year 1, you will achieve the Foundation Diploma which is equivalent to 1.5 A-levels. This will be topped up to the full Extended Diploma in the second year.

An interview is essential and you will need one of the following:

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including Science or Maths (grade 4 or above) and English (grade 4 or above)
  • A Merit/Distinction in a relevant Level 2 course – such as the Diploma in Health and Social Care – with GCSE English at grade C or above.

Evidence of good attendance is also required. Voluntary work or work experience is desirable. You will also need to be DBS checked

Modules include:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Work Experience in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting Public Health

This course will be delivered on-site.

You need practical, smart clothing and shoes for your placement.  You must also cover your travel costs to your placement.

You will need to apply and pay for your DBS check.

You will be assessed through coursework with internally set assignments.  You are expected to integrate the experience you gain on placement into your assignments.

There are two exams in Year 1 and a further two in Year 2.

Further Study

This course can lead to studying for the full Extended Diploma in Year 2 which in turn can lead to degree-level study at university, with courses in subjects such as Nursing or Social Work.

Careers

You can pursue your career in the wide-ranging health and social care sector.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

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More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 19, 2021 3:45 pm