Health and Social Care Level 3

The Health and Social Care Level 3 study programme is the equivalent of three A levels and is designed to meet the changing circumstances within the health and social care sectors. During the Health and Social Care programme, you will acquire transferable knowledge and skills whilst gaining up to 200 hours vocational experience in a variety of work-based settings. This programme offers an education in health and social care that can be utilised as a stepping stone for progression to undergraduate studies relating to a range of careers in this sector or towards employment.

Course Content

The Health and Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma  programme contains a mix of modules that incorporate a range of topics giving students broad learning of the area. Topics include:

  • Equality, Diversity and Rights
  • Developing Effective Communication
  • Development Through Life Stages
  • Psychological and Sociological Perspectives
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health, Safety and Security
Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including Science, English and Maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification (Merit/Distinction). Completion of a successful interview, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check* and excellent references are also required.

*Please note: There is a charge of £60 for an online DBS check.

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the course you could enter employment in the healthcare industry or with further study you may want to look at a career in social work, nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy or teaching. On successful completion of the course you could progress to higher education or health and social care related professional training courses. For example; nursing, teaching, social work and occupational therapy.

To explore varied and exciting careers in healthcare and social care sectors, look on the NHS Careers website www.nhscareers.nhs.uk.

Health and Social Care Level 3
LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationTwo years: Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
The College at Braintree
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

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