NCFE Technical Certificate/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care | Level 3

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0112-1C
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course covers a wide range of subjects within health and social care. The extended diploma (year 2) includes optional units, allowing you to pursue an interest in the specific areas of nursing, social work, paramedical training, occupational therapy, social care and health care. Units include anatomy and physiology, communication in health and social care, working in the care sector, infectious diseases and more.

In addition to classroom learning, you will also undertake work placements to build up your practical experience. This could mean working in a hospital, with the elderly, children or those with additional needs.

Should you wish to apply to university, you will also be able to explore research methods and develop the skills you will require for your career.

  • Fantastic links to local employers
  • Work placements provide practical experience
  • Inspirational guest speakers
  • High progression rates to employment


Course content

  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Human growth and development
  • Safeguarding
  • Communication in health and social care
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Psychological and sociological perspectives

Entry requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English or maths and mandatory work experience.

If you do not have these grades, you can start at Level 2.

If you do not qualify for Level 2, you can start on the Level 1 course and then move up to Level 2 after that.

Your next steps...

90% of our students have been successful in obtaining places at University to study various programmes.

After the first year of this Level 3 course (which is a Level 3 Technical Certificate), students can progress to a second year of study and gain the CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma. Alternatively, students may undertake an apprenticeship or seek employment in the health and social care sector.

Future career include:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Health care worker
  • Social work
  • Youth work
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Teaching
  • Counselling
  • Policing
  • Nutritionist