BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma in Health & Social Care
4 GCSEs grades A*-C including English or maths (or equivalent) or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above plus English or maths GCSE at grade C 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.
Year 1 course = 60 credit Subsidiary Diploma
Year 2 course = a further 60 credits (total 120 credits)
Course units include:
- 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 to find a work placement during their course.
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 60 credit Subsidiary Diploma to the Diploma.
After completing the Diploma progress onto the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Heath & Social Care at Uxbridge College or another 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.Sign-up or log in to apply