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Health and Social Care L3

Course Overview
Course type

Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma/Extended Diploma

Course length

90 Credit Diploma: one year Extended Diploma: two years

Required qualifications

Four or more A*-C GCSEs, including a grade 5 in Mathematics or English Language. Students currently studying an intermediate vocational course will need a full Level 2 Diploma with Merit in a related subject and a grade 5 in either English Language or Mathematics and a grade C in one other subject.

If you are enthusiastic about caring for and helping people, you will find this course challenging and interesting. If you want to work with people, this qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills which are essential for this type of career.


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The course will focus on:
  • communicating with service users
  • equality, diversity and rights
  • life span development
  • health and social care provision
  • public health
  • human physiology, nutrition and psychology
On the course you will:
  • attend compulsory work placements with early years and the elderly
  • maintain a portfolio of evidence of your work placements
  • work in teams to research and develop a variety of topics

If you are enthusiastic about caring for and helping people, you will find this course challenging and interesting. If you want to work with people, this qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills which are essential for this type of career.

Placement

Students attend their work placement in care settings in two blocks - one 2-week block in elderly care and one 2-week block in a younger setting such as schools or nurseries. At NewVIc, we are incredibly proud of the range and quality of the organisations we have partnerships with; enabling students to experience the very best in caring work practices.


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Method of assessment

Assessment is through internally and externally assessed assignments.

 

If you are enthusiastic about caring for and helping people, you will find this course challenging and interesting. If you want to work with people, this qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills which are essential for this type of career.


More courses like this:

  • Childcare and Education
  • Health and Social Care

What will I be able to progress to?

On completion you will be able to progress to university to study Youth Work, Nursing and other health-related subjects at degree level. You can also apply for a range of other degree programmes, for example, Social Sciences. You will also have the option of applying for employment and work experience within the Health and Social Care sector.

Other Information

You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) form confirming that you have no criminal convictions that prevent you from working with children or vulnerable adults. It will be administered by the college at the start of the course.

If you are enthusiastic about caring for and helping people, you will find this course challenging and interesting. If you want to work with people, this qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills which are essential for this type of career.

The cost is £20 (non-refundable) and you will usually need to provide original copies of a passport and birth certificate - for further information see pages on the Disclosure and Barring Service at www.gov.uk  


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  • Childcare and Education
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