Health Studies - Level 3 Extended Diploma & Biology - A Level

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Start Date: 01 August 2021
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Location: Centre for Applied Sciences, Angel

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Find out more about the courses and levels offered at City and Islington College

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course helps you specialise in health sciences, and health and social care, covering everything from human anatomy and physiology to equality and diversity at work. It will equip you to explore degree-level study in a healthcare science, nursing and midwifery, social care or any medical profession.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.

Topics covered can include:

  • Effective Communication
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Social Sciences
  • Human Physiology
  • Social Development
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 5 or above
  • GCSE Combined Science at grade 6-6 or above
  • One further GCSE at grade 4 or above
  • A reference from your previous school/college

All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment is continuous and focuses on practical laboratory work and assignments.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a Bachelor of Science, or to pursue employment in the science industry.

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