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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 3 A levels)

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Taught by H. Bowler / H. Siddall

Entry Requirements:

 

Five or more GCSEs Grade 9-4/A*-C or equivalent, including English.

 

Minimum of a Grade 4 or equivalent if you have previously studied Health and Social Care.

 

Assessment:

 

Over the two year course you will have 4 external assessments (2 exams and 1 synoptic task). The remaining 9 units are assessed internally through coursework.

 

Future Opportunities:

 

You could take this course with the prospect of then advancing to higher education, BTEC Higher Nationals or NVQ Levels 3 and 4 in areas of medicine, childcare, healthcare, nutrition, or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Health and Social Care such as a Nurse, Midwife, Dietician, Teacher or areas of Social Work, or many other Health Care related degrees or careers.

 

 

Description:

 

Similar to the Diploma, this course will prepare you for a range of related occupations without limiting your choice too early. It will offer you greater breadth of modules, including a mandatory Work Experience unit. Similarly, it allows a flexible approach to learning through coursework, placements and exams to prepare you for your chosen career. You will put the theory you have learned into practice by carrying out a range of activities and doing your own research. The skills you gain will prepare you for employment or further study at university or college.

 

The course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

 

You will have 15 hours of taught lessons each week.

 

Course Content:

 

You will study 13 units over the course. These will include the following:

 

• Human lifespan development

• Working in Health and Social Care

• Anatomy and physiology in Health and Social Care

• Work Experience

• Current research into Health and Social Care

• Meeting individual care and support needs

• Principles of safe practice in Health and Social Care

• Promoting public health

• Physiological disorders and their care

• Nutritional Health

• Sociological perspectives

• Infection prevention and control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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