Bridgwater & Taunton College

Health & Social Care Level 3 (BTEC Extended Diploma)

Bridgwater & Taunton College
In Bridgwater

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Typology BTEC
Location Bridgwater
  • BTEC
  • Bridgwater

This course will appeal to those students who: Enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experience Want the opportunity to carry out practical work as well as class work Want to find out more about the subject through personal investigation Are interested in developing an understanding of caring organisations and the clients they serve Want to study a course that is active and enjoyable Want to move onto a related career or higher education course Would like to work in the health care sector, teaching, police force, youth work, social work etc.

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Bridgwater (Somerset)
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Bath Road, TA6 4PZ


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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

The most important thing you need in order to take the BTEC Extended Diploma in Health Studies (Health Sciences) is a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in health and care, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively. The Diploma is divided into units of study which are taught on a modular basis over two years. To achieve the qualification you must satisfactorily complete 18 units and complete a minimum of 100 hrs work placement experience.. You will gain a broad understanding of health, social care and early years working environments. You will develop skills, knowledge and understanding in health, social care and early years. You will have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way, whilst following a programme of study that enables progression to both higher education and employment in health and social care. The course will help you develop key skills that are highly valued by employers and universities and gain confidence by developing independent learning skills. Examples of units you will study are: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care Public and Environmental health Microbiology and communicable diseases Anatomy & Physiology and Advanced Physiology Biochemistry and science for Health Diseases and disorders Psychological and sociological aspects of health Placement experience

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