Health and Social Care (Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma)

This course is available in Welsh

Course Overview

This two year course examines a variety of current and topical issues in the health and social care sector. Topics in the first year are likely to include:

  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Developing effective communication
  • Health and safety and security
  • Development thorough the life stages
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Personal and professional development
  • Sociological and psychological perspectives

    As part of your study you may also complete the Advanced Diploma Welsh Baccalaureate

    Elements of this course can be delivered through the medium of Welsh.

Updated December 2018

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above including English, Maths and Science. You must complete a DBS prior to enrolling on the course. Cost is approximately £44.

Course Delivery

You will also study literacy and numeracy modules which will include Essential Skills Wales and other related qualifications which may include an exam.

Students are also required to undertake work placements (residential and nursing care, family centres and voluntary organisations).

Progression Opportunities

Foundation Degree in Care and Support / Early Childhood / Community Work and Employability at Gower College Swansea.

Employment in social work, occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery, radiography, criminology, environmental health and probation.

Additional Information

Polo shirts are £10 and you will need two.

There may be additional costs involved for trips and these will be explained as they arise.

Course deliverable in Welsh: