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Health and Society Care (QCF) Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma at London School of Commerce & IT Limited

Course description

The health and social care sector is a major employer of almost 4 million people in the UK, many of which are highly skilled. Almost 1.7 million job openings are expected over the period to 2020. It also makes a vital contribution to all other aspects of the economy and society by creating a healthy and productive workforce and by caring for the ageing and the vulnerable. Services provided by the sector will touch every individual and family in the UK.

Course content

The BTEC qualifications in this specification are QCF level 3 qualifications designed to provide highly specialist, work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. The qualifications provide career development opportunities for those already in work, and progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the same or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions.

 

The BTEC qualifications in this specification have been developed in the health and social care sector to:

- provide education and training for health and social care employees

- give health and social care employees opportunities to achieve a nationally recognised level vocationally-specific qualification

- give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the health and social care sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Health and Social Care

- give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life

 

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma (120 Credits), learners must complete 80 core units and a choice of 40 optional units to reach a total of 120 credits.

Entry requirements

You will normally need to have at least one of the following:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must have completed secondary school education, with a sufficient command of the English Language. All candidates will be asked to provide evidence of their proficiency in English Language.
  • a level 2 BTEC qualification in business or a related vocational area
  • a standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A*-C
  • other related level 2 qualifications.
  • related work experience.

Tuition fees for this course are funded by Advanced Learning Loans for UK/EU students based on the eligibility criteria. Discretionary Learner support is available for eligible students. Kindly contact the college directly for further information.

Assessment

All assessment for the BTEC qualifications in this specification is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes.. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction:

  • to achieve a ‘pass’ a learner must have satisfied all the pass assessment criteria
  • to achieve a ‘merit’ a learner must additionally have satisfied allthe merit grading criteria
  • to achieve a ‘distinction’ a learner must additionally have satisfied all the distinction grading criteria.

Future opportunities

Students completing the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social care may progress to Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 5) or a BA (Hons) in Health and Social Care from any University.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact London School of Commerce & IT Limited directly.

Last updated date: 25 November 2016

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