BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma/Extended in Health & Social Care
Course Code: B39HSF
Type: Full Time
5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths (or equivalent) or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above.
Who is the course for
This course provides a foundation for employment or further and higher education, and is designed for those wishing to follow a career in the caring services.
Year 1 course = 90 credit Diploma.
Year 2 course = a further 90 credits providing in total a 180 credit Extended Diploma.
Students will study the following core units in year one.
- Developing effective communication in health & social care
- Equality, diversity and rights in health & social care
- Health, safety and security in health & social care
- Development through the life stages.
A further 50 credits of optional units covering a range of skills, knowledge and competences in health and care fields will be studied.
Work experience is an integral and compulsory part of the course and students will be assisted in finding a work placement during their course.
A variety of methods including lectures, discussions, independent research and practical activities.
How is the course assessed
100% internal assessment for each unit includes a mix of written assignments and recording/observations of practical work and presentations. The development of functional skills in maths and English is also integral to success and is assessed.
Where next - Further Studies
After successful completion of this course you may transfer onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (180 credits total) and then progress into higher education or into a relevant specialist area of employment. Degree learners can progress into employment including nursing, youth work, midwifery and social work.
Where next - Job Opportunities
This course is a good basis for work in some areas of residential care, health care or community work. Students can also work whilst studying by completing an apprenticeship.
How to Apply
To apply for a course choose one of these methods:
- Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
- Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.
- Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 01 September 2014
Start date: 01/09/2014
End date: 10/07/2015
Start time: 09:00
End time: 17:00
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Location: Uxbridge Campus