One of two pathways on the Health and Social Care Extended Diploma, this programme has a clinical focus with NHS industry placements.
No two days are the same on this programme! You’ll cover a range of modules across pharmacy, adult nursing, midwifery, mental health, healthcare science, children and young people. This way, you’ll get a broad introduction to the fields of health and social care and be able to better specialise in the areas that interest you the most.
The study is a mix of attending classes at college and training in simulated environments. Each trust provides you with induction training before commencing your placement, including infection control, moving, and handling.
In some instances, there are opportunities to complete the Nursing Associate Programme during your placement. You will complete work experience in your first year and then an industry placement during your second year of approximately 45 days at one of the NHS Trusts. The projects and assignments that you’ll complete on this course are all based on realistic workplace situations and activities.
At the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and practical experience you need to go directly into work, or higher education.
There are lots of different roles in health and social care depending on what you want to do, who you want to work with, and where you would like to work.
This pathway has meaningful industry placements in local clinical care settings with our network of partners. The demand for trained care professionals across the UK is enormous and it’s likely you’ll have the opportunity to walk straight into a well-paid job on completion of your studies with us, especially if you have already completed your work experience with that employer!
In clinical roles, you could be working in local GP surgeries, pharmacies or hospitals.
If you go on to a degree-level nursing, midwifery or allied health course at university, as of 2020 you would be guaranteed a £5,000 a year bursary to help with living costs. This does not need to be paid back!
Xhuada, Health care: Clinical Level 3Read my storyEverything that I was trying to do on that work experience counted for something. I was working so hard so I could get to where I wanted to be, and I made it!