Full Time National Diploma in Health Studies/Social Care

Vocational qualification

In Coleraine

Price on request


  • Type

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Coleraine (Northern Ireland)

  • Duration

    2 Years



Start date

Coleraine (County Londonderry)
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Union Street, BT52 1QA

Start date

On request

About this course

Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or other relevant qualifications.

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Course programme

2 years, Full-time
Awarding Body
Entry Requirements

Health Studies or Social Care is available as a second year option of the programme.

In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to ask for higher grades.

Course Content

The BTEC National Diploma in Health
Studies consists of 13 core units plus
five specialist units.

Second Year Content:
An example of some of the modules
taken are:
Health Studies
• Public Health
• Physiology of Fluid Balance
• Physiological Disorders
• Nutrition for Health
and Social Care
• Microbiology
Social Care
• Caring for Children and
Young People
• Supporting and Protecting Adults
• Applied Sociological Perspectives
• Health Physchology

If you are accepted onto this course
without a Grade C or above in Maths
and/or English you will be required
to complete the relevant Essential
Skills qualification. This will be a
compulsory part of your timetable.

Special Features

Work experience (400 hours minimum) is an essential element of this course and involves placements with children, older people and people with special needs. Students may be required to cover transport costs to and from their work placement.

Progression Routes

Successful completion of the course enables the student to study for degrees of HNDs in such areas as Nursing, Dietetics, Biomedical/ Biological Science, Radiography, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Teaching, Podiatry, Applied Science and Social Science or employment.

Full Time National Diploma in Health Studies/Social Care

Price on request