Health and Social Care (Extended Diploma)

Extended Diploma (Level 3)


You will focus on areas including psychology, anatomy and physiology, Communication, safeguarding children and adults, complementary Therapies and public health. The skills and values needed in the sector are embedded throughout this course.

For this course you will need to acquire a DBS, this is a course requirement and the application will need to be completed at enrolment, please bring with you x3 forms of ID and a payment card.

You will spend three days a week in college one day a week in industry placement. Totally 315 hours of placement in Yr1 and 100 hours of placement in Yr2.



Coursework (55%) Exam (45%). Students will complete 4 exams across the 2 years.

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements, plus grade 4 in GCSE Science.

Exam board: Edexcel

Textbooks £50, placement shirt £25, DBS check (currently £56) and travel to placements.

Programme leader:

Amanda Rowe

Course structure

Enhancing your studies

Life after Henley


There are a wide range of options for students considering a career in health and social care. Students may consider a role in alternative therapies, nursing, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, medical technology or social services.

Higher education

This course is an accepted qualification for entry into professional training or university, with students going on to study subjects including nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, paramedic science, social work, nutrition and teaching at universities such as East Anglia, Kings College London, Cardiff, Southampton and Exeter.

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