This two-year course is designed for people who wish to qualify for entry into a Caring profession e.g. nursing, social work, occupational therapy.
Government funding available
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BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social care (With The Welsh
Who is this course for?
course is designed for people who wish to qualify for entry into a Caring
profession e.g. nursing, social work, occupational therapy.
will I learn?
BTEC National Diploma: Learners will study 18
units over two years, for example: Personal and Professional
Development; Equality, Diversity and Rights; Health, Safety and Security;
Lifespan Development; Nutrition.Welsh Baccalaureate: Wales, Europe
and the World, Politics, Social, Cultural and Economic issues that impact
upon Wales; Personal and Social Education; Welsh Language and Culture;
Independent Research Project.
All of the work
for BTEC and Welsh Baccalaureate is done through written assignments, oral
presentations, case studies, projects etc. All units must be completed to
gain the full award. Regular attendance is essential and a requirement of
the qualification. Vocational practice is also required, spread over the
length of the course. Students will undertake a variety of placements and
will be required to have a CRB check. Other qualifications that may be
gained during the course include: First Aid and Key Skills
Communication, IT, Application of Number, Working with Others, Problem
Solving and Improving own Learning.
On Completion Achievement /
The course equips learners to go onto further training
e.g. Nurse Education and Training, Social Work, Residential Care,
Probation, Occupational Therapy etc. as well as progression onto higher
qualifications in University such as Degree / HND courses.
Title: Attendance / Start Date
BTEC National Diploma in
Health and Social care (With The Welsh Baccallaureate): Day Course
- 06 Sep 10
The following qualifications will
allow you entrance onto the course: 4 GCSEs Grade C or above, to
include English and preferably Maths and Science (following successful
completion of this course, students wishing to progress to university may
find that they will need GCSE Maths or Science for certain courses). Other
qualifications considered include GNVQ Intermediate and BTEC First Diploma
in Health and Social Care at Distinction level. Candidates who do not
fulfil the above requirements may, as a result of interview and submission
of satisfactory references, be admitted onto the course. To apply you must
complete an application form. When we receive your application, you will
be invited into the College for an informal interview and an initial
in literacy and numeracy.