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Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma with Clinical Health Industry Placement

Activate Learning
Course summary
2 years
Full time
Next available date: 07/09/2020 - Oxford
Vocational & College Courses

Course description

Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma with Clinical Health Industry Placement

Enter the field of health and social care with the practical, work-related Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care with Clinical Health Industry Placement

This programme is a mix of college-based study, training in simulated environments, some mandatory training in the hospital at the start of your placement, work experience in your first year and a 45-day Hospital Industry Placement in your second year.

The hospitals supporting this pathway and hosting industry placements are:


Churchill Hospital*


Abingdon Community Hospital

Horton General Hospital*


Bicester Community Hospital

John Radcliffe Hospital*



Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre*




Heatherwood Hospital


Royal Berkshire Hospital

Wexham Park Hospital



*Guaranteed interviews when your industry placement is at these hospitals

The roles you could progress to are:

  • Nursing Associate Trainee (Level 5 Apprenticeship)
  • Roles leading to nursing degrees
  • Therapy Assistant
  • Operating Department Practitioner (ODP)
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Support Worker
  • Play Specialist
  • Paramedic
  • Biomedical Science Apprentice with Pathway to Oxford Brookes Biomedical Science Degree (Oxford University Hospitals only)

For a no-obligation discussion regarding your career progression on this programme, contact us now to book in a free, one-to-one chat with one of our expert career advisors.

This qualification is equivalent to three A Levels and gives you a number of other benefits, including:

  • direct entry to employment with a guaranteed interview offered by four of our local partner hospitals
  • job interviews for roles with training to degree level (eg: Nursing)
  • on-the-job experience putting you in the best place possible to progress into work
  • a variety of experiences so you can better identify the area in which you want to specialise
  • you will graduate with the qualifications to progress to university or employment
  • an industry-developed curriculum which is practical, not theoretical
  • a BTEC Extended diploma which will earn you the UCAS points needed for university entry

Suitability - Who should attend?

Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English language and maths or Merit at Vocational Level 2 in a related subject.

If you do not have a grade 4 (C) in GCSE maths you will be required to be working towards achieving this alongside your course.

Positive references and a clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for this course.

Training Course Content

Get a broad introduction to the field of health and social care through projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations and supervised work experience.

This programme includes modules across pharmacy, adult nursing, midwifery, mental health, healthcare science, children and young people.

At the end of the course you may decide to go directly into work or you could enter higher education. Possible careers include nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy or other professions related to medicine.

Throughout this course you will learn the necessary knowledge and skills that you will need in order to be successful in a career in the care sector. You will learn about the various care settings, as well as get a chance to apply all you've learnt during the course into a practical setting during your work experience.

About provider

Activate Learning

Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the choice of course and career pathway that’s right for them. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and...

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Activate Learning

Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road
OX1 1SA Oxford Oxfordshire

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