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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at Sheffield College

Course description

This is a two year full time course.

About the course

If you want to develop your knowledge, skills and practical experience to help you prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career and Higher Education in health or social care one of our level 3 health and social care courses could be for you. The Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is made up of 18 study units and the Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Diploma is made up of 12 study units.

You will learn about developing effective communication, professional development, equality, diversity and rights, life- stage development, psychology and sociology for health and social care, anatomy and physiology, promoting health education, nutrition and public health.

The Extended Diploma programme will also include an introduction to counselling skills, dealing with challenging behaviour, caring for older people and research project skills.

Work experience is a compulsory part of the course. The one day a week placement, arranged with you, is tailored to your future employment or Higher Education progression. Students usually work in nurseries, schools, nursing homes and day centres; hospital placements are limited. All level 3 students must wear a course placement uniform while at their work placement.

On your programme you will study for English and Maths qualifications, if you do not already hold a minimum GCSE grade 4. There is also the opportunity to study for additional awards such as first aid.

You will be required to devote time outside of taught classes to produce coursework such as assignments, written reports and presentations to set deadlines. Course enrichment includes a range of trips, visits and activities to support coursework and career/Higher Education progression. These may include a major incident triage care experience with the NHS and fire service. Visits are arranged to places such as health centres, Alton Towers (linked to health and safety), secure hospitals (linked to mental health awareness), the Houses of Parliament (linked to equality and diversity) and London Medical Museums (linked to anatomy and physiology). You may be entitled to help from the college’s Learner Support Fund with the cost of your DBS check, course placement uniform, trips and anything else you need to buy for your course.

Qualification Title

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Health and Social Care, which is accepted for entry to university and attracts UCAS tariff points equivalent to 3 A levels.

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care which is accepted for entry to Higher Education courses and attracts UCAS Tariff points equivalent to 2 A levels.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language

A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required for all Level 3 students and will be carried out at the start of the course.

Assessment

BTEC Health and Social Care courses are assessed mostly by course work however there will also be some exams. Assessment methods include written assignments, worksheets, role plays, practical assessments, observations, photographic records and workbooks.

Financial information

Money

At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes

Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

Learner Support Fund

If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?

Health and social care is one of the largest industry sectors and offers a huge choice of careers. Students who successfully complete this course can apply to university/Higher Education courses. Past students have gone on to careers and Higher Education courses in nursing, social work, early childhood studies, occupational therapy, youth and community work, operating department practitioner, applied social sciences, psychology and sociology.

Further information

How to apply

School pupils in Sheffield should apply online with the help of their school. Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 260 2600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:

  • Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two years
  • Course code: CFNHS1

Venues

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    • Welcome to City Campus

       

      The Sheffield College City campus is a great place to be and perfectly located just a 10 minute walk from the city centre for your dinner time shop, and just 5 minutes from the train station.


      Our City campus boasts a sustainable, glass atrium that is 7 floors high and flooded with natural light. From lunch in The Refectory and with an outdoor terrace overlooking the city, the facilities include an aviation air cabin, catering kitchens, hair and beauty salons, science laboratories, dental technology laboratories, a sports hall, high tech childcare teaching facilities, construction workshops and a children’s nursery.


      Many students study catering at City so there’s always something tasty on the menu from ‘Grab n Go’, the student run restaurant The Silver Plate, or something to take away from the bakery.

      Address: City Campus, Granville Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 2RL

      By Car

      From the M1, take Junction 33 onto the Sheffield Parkway, which merges into the A61.

      At the large roundabout, take the third exit sign posted A61.

      Continue on A61, keeping the train station on your left, until you spot a McDonalds restaurant.

      Just before the McDonalds take a left onto Granville Road.

      The entrance to the college is approximately 150 metres up Granville Road, on the right hand side.

      Parking

      Car parking facilities at City campus are limited to Blue Badge holders only – please see Disabled Go for more detailed access information.

      The nearest public parking is the Grosvenor Casino (pay and display) – just 5 a minute walk from the college. This can be accessed by continuing along the A61/Queen’s Road and taking the first left onto Duchess Road.

      Additional car parking can be found at Q-Park, Sheffield Train Station.

      By Train

      Sheffield Train Station is only a 10 minute walk from City Campus, and provides excellent connections to nearby towns and further afield cities.

      Visit National Rail Enquiries for more information on train travel to Sheffield.

      By Tram

      The Sheffield College is so well serviced by trams we even have a stop named after us! The nearest tram stop to City campus is Granville Road/The Sheffield College.

      Trams heading towards Halfway (Blue Line) stop right outside the college, whilst those coming from the opposite direction (heading towards Malin Bridge) stop just across the road.

      The Supertram website has more detailed information about times and fares.

      By Bus

      Again, being so close to the city centre you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to bus travel to college. The central bus terminal is only a 10 minute walk, and the 120 bus travelling to Crystal Peaks stops just two minutes away.

      You can check out the Travel South Yorkshire website for timetables, fares and bus passes.

      If you are a student you may be entitled to cheap bus/tram travel within Sheffield. Check out our Travel page for further details. 

      By Scooter/Motorcycle/Bike

      City Campus had parking available for both scooters and motorcycles, as well as secure bike storage. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the cycle storage.

      Accessibility

      For accessibility information please see the Disabled Go website here.