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Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

This course is highly specialist, teaching you all of the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to work in the health and social care industry at a high level.

Studying units such as health promotion, psychology and safeguarding, you'll be preparing for your new career.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take two years to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Promoting public health
  • Health psychology
  • Human lifespan development
  • Working in health and social care
  • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
  • Enquiries into current research in health and social care
  • Meeting individual care and support needs
  • Work experience in health and social care
  • Principles of safe practice in health and social care
  • Sociological perspectives
  • Psychological perspectives
  • Physiological disorders and their care
  • Caring for individuals with dementia

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through various methods including externally marked assignments, examinations, case studies, presentations, reflective diaries, group displays, and video and campaign work.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

However, if you are 19+, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed this course, you will be ready to apply for degree level study at your chosen university.

Many students have chosen careers within the health care sector as a care assistant, support worker, nurse, social worker, midwife, environmental health officer and health education and management professions to name a few.

Ref: Pat Walsh