Merthyr Tydfil College

      Full Time BTEC National Certificate in Care/Welsh Baccalaureate in Care

      Merthyr Tydfil College
      In Merthyr Tydfil

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      Important information

      Typology BTEC
      Location Merthyr tydfil (Wales)
      Duration 2 Years
      • BTEC
      • Merthyr tydfil (Wales)
      • Duration:
        2 Years
      Description

      The BTEC National Certificate consists of 12 units (6 taken each year). Students learn by completing assignments and taking part in work placements. The Certificate is equivalent to 2 A levels - the grades awarded will vary according to the criterion achieved in the assignments throughout the two years of the course.

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      Government funding available

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      Where and when
      Starts Location
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      Merthyr Tydfil
      Ynysfach, CF48 1AR, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
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      Location
      Merthyr Tydfil
      Ynysfach, CF48 1AR, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
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      To take into account

      · Requirements

      BTEC First Certificate/Diploma or 4 GCSEs A*-C (to include maths and English language). A police check will also be required prior to starting the course.

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      Course programme


      BTEC National Certificate in Health and Social Care/Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (WBQ) (Level 3)

      Duration: 2 Years Full Time

      Course Description
      The BTEC National Certificate consists of 12 units (6 taken each year). Students learn by completing assignments and taking part in work placements. The Certificate is equivalent to 2 A levels - the grades awarded will vary according to the criterion achieved in the assignments throughout the two years of the course.

      What you will Study
      Developing Effective communication
      Equality Diversity and Rights
      Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
      Personal Professional Development (double unit)
      Supporting and Protecting Adults
      Health Education
      Development through life stages
      Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
      Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
      Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
      Research Methodology for Health and Social Care
      Caring for Older People

      The WBQ is only achievable if the Certificate is achieved. The majority of WBQ elements have been incorporated within the BTEC Units but some are taught as separate sessions. All six key skills must be completed by the end of the second year so students should have achieved three key skills at level 3 and three key skills at level 2.

      On Completion
      Students can go into a multitude of health and social care related fields. There are also a great number of university courses available such as Social Work, Nursing, Housing, Managing Health and Care, Teacher Training or Social Policy to name a few.

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