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Health, Social Care and Counselling

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This study option will allow you to acquire that important knowledge and skills which will help you move forward with your ambitions for a career in Health and/or Social Care.

Primarily, you will develop your communication skills, explore issues of equality, investigate theories in psychology and sociology, and acquire a better understanding of human anatomy and physiology, health and safety, public health and managing change.

With an emphasis on work placement throughout your studies you will learn in a practical way to develop key skills that are highly valued by employers and universities.

Entry Requirements

Students will need to have five GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, including Maths and English and preferably Science. Alternatively, students will be accepted onto the course if they have an equivalent vocational qualification at a merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 2. All students must have achieved, or show the ability to achieve, Maths and English to GCSE grade C or equivalent. Where a student has not yet fulfilled this requirement, a functional skills qualification is a mandatory part of this course.



BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care


For the first year you will have 2 exams in Human Lifespan and Working in Health and Social Care. The remainder of the course is assessed using internal assessments which are set and marked by the lecturers.

Home Study

A minimum of 5 hours

Work Placement


A UCAS tariff enables you to seek an HE route including Level 4 HNC in Healthcare Practice, Nursing, Paramedic Science and Occupational Therapy

Fees and Additional Costs

For your work placement you will need to purchase a college logo polo shirt and sweatshirt at a cost of approximately £30.00.

Additional Information

All students will need to obtain a DBS before they begin work placement and arrangements for this will take place during Induction week.

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