BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care


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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

Summary: This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the health and social care sector.

Course description: This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the Health & Social Care Sector, and is split into two consecutive parts. All students must successfully complete the 90 Credit Diploma to progress to the second phase, the Extended Diploma (Year Two).
Work experience is included as part of the course to give you a range of valuable practical experiences. It will also help build your confidence, knowledge and enhance your practical social care skills.
The course includes a variety of units, including:

Developing effective communication

Equality, diversity and rights

Health, safety and security

Development through the life stages

Anatomy and physiology

Personal and professional development

Sociological perspectives

Psychological perspectives

Entry requirements: To gain a place on the 90 Credit Diploma, applicants should have five GCSEs at Grade A* - C including English and Maths, or a BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care, passed at merit level or above.

Objective: If you are interested in a career in nursing, social work, care or other health related professions this vocational qualification is an excellent choice. It also satisfies university entry requirements if you want to go on to further study at degree level.

Assessment: Assessment is through a variety of methods, which include assignments, case studies and course work. You will also keep a log of your experience on placement and your personal development.

Academic progression: Completion of both elements of this course satisfies university entry requirements if you want to go on to further study at degree level. You can progress onto the Foundation Degree Health Studies or Management here at City College or the Diploma in Social Care Practice

Career progression: You can progress to a career in nursing, social work, care or other allied health related professions.

Additional information

Attendance type: CampusVenue: Main campusAttendance pattern: DaytimeCourse code: A0124Education level: Further educationStudy mode: Full timeHow to apply: CollegeSector subject area: Health and Social CareDuration: Two years
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