BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma/Extended in Health & Social Care

Apply From: 13th of June 2018
Application Deadline: 30th of March 2020
Start Date:

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Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades A*-C (grade 9 -4) including English and maths (or equivalent) or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above.

Who is the course for

This course provides a foundation for employment or further and higher education, and is designed for those wishing to follow a career in the caring services.

Course Content

Year 1 course = 90 credit Diploma. Year 2 course = a further 90 credits providing in total a 180 credit Extended Diploma.

Students will study the following core units in year one.

  • Developing effective communication in health & social care
  • Equality, diversity and rights in health & social care
  • Health, safety and security in health & social care
  • Development through the life stages.

Work experience is an integral and compulsory part of the course and students will be assisted in finding a work placement during their course.

Study Methods

A variety of methods including lectures, discussions, independent research and practical activities.

How is the course assessed

100% internal assessment for each unit includes a mix of written assignments and recording/observations of practical work and presentations. The development of functional skills in maths and English is also integral to success and is assessed.

Where next - Further Studies

Progress from the 90 credit Diploma to the Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care. After completing the Extended Diploma progress onto a higher education course.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Employment in residential care, healthcare or community work. Students can also work whilst studying by completing an apprenticeship.