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.
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.
A minimum of 5 hours
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.
All students will need to obtain a DBS before they begin work placement and arrangements for this will take place during Induction week.