BTEC Level 3 National Ext Diploma in Health & Social Care

  • Course type: BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma
  • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel

Introduction

This course is a broad-based qualification designed to prepare students for a range of careers in Health & Social Care or for entry into Higher Education. A work placement is a mandatory requirement of the course.

  • Course units...

    Year 1

    Unit 01: Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

    Unit 02: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

    Unit 03: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

    Unit 04: Development Through the Life Stages

    Unit 05: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

    Unit 06: Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care*

    Unit 07: Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care

    Unit 08: Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care

    Unit 10: Caring for Children and Young People

    Year 2

    Unit 09: Values and Planning in Social Care

    Unit 11: Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence

    Unit 12: Public Health

    Unit 14: Physiological Disorders

    Unit 19: Applied Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care

    Unit 20: Promoting Health Education

    Unit 21: Nutrition for Health and Social Care

    Unit 24: Introduction to Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care Settings

    Unit 40: Dementia Care

     

    * Unit 6: Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care requires 100 hours of work experience to be completed. Almost all work placements require a DBS check to prove there is nothing preventing the student from working in the Health & Social Care industry. A fee of £44 will need to be paid for the DBS check.

  • Course assessment...

    Just under 100% of the course is assessed by coursework.

  • Course highlights...

    • The opportunity to link theory with practice by participating in a health and social care work placement
    • You will gain work experience, develop personally and professionally and expand your employability skills.
    • You will be given the opportunity to visit HE institutions and benefit from guest speakers in the field.
  • This course can lead to...

    Most students progress to university to follow a degree course in midwifery, social work, paediatric, adult or mental health nursing, primary teaching, psychology, criminology or health and social care. There are also a number of employment opportunities for students directly after the course.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade 4 in Maths and Grade 4 in Core Science preferred
    OR
    BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) with Distinction

    Students are required to complete DBS process through the college, there is a fee to be paid during the enrolment. Students will also be expected to complete a minimum of 100 hours’ work experience at a Health and Social Care Setting.

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