In response to Qualification Wales’ rapid review of level 3 qualifications within health and social care, we are pleased to announce the publication of the new Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts, available to centres and learners in Wales from September 2023.
This includes learners who have previously completed the Certificate or Diploma in Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts or are due to complete in summer 2023.
The Extended Diploma qualification has been primarily designed to provide a three A Level equivalent sized qualification for post-16 learners studying in further education setting.
The Foundation Diploma qualification, also newly introduced as part of the Level 3 Principals and Contexts suite, has primarily been designed as a ‘step off’ qualification for learners who choose not to complete the Extended Diploma.
Both qualifications incorporate units from the existing Certificate and Diploma in Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts. These units have also been reviewed as part of the development of the Foundation and Extended Diploma qualifications.
From September 2023, the suite of Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts qualifications will consist of the following qualifications: