Course Overview

The Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care has been designed to enable you to access Higher Education or assist with progression into the workplace.

It has been designed to meet the Department for Education’s criteria for the 16-19 Performance Tables, and has been approved as a ‘Tech Level’ qualification.


Course Structure

In Year One, you will study the Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care and in Year Two the Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

This qualification covers a wide range of key subject areas in health and social care and includes a wide range of optional units, allowing you to pursue an interest in the specific areas of social care, health studies and health sciences. It allows enough diversity for the optional units to be tailored to suit your preferred progression path.

You will be required to attend a placement in a real work environment to support your learning. The minimum required number of placement hours is 175 (this includes the 75 hours completed during the Certificate in Year 1).

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs  including English and mathematics at Grade C/4 or above.

Two other GCSEs (ideally science and can include Level 2 Health and Social Care Extended Diploma)

You must have a successful interview and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required prior to entry.


This qualification has been awarded UCAS Tariff points. The amount you receive will depend on the end grade you achieve.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].