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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Netherhall School

Course description

Health and Social Care is a vast service sector undergoing rapid change, with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile than ever. Priorities on the healthcare agenda include being more responsive to patient needs, and preventing illness by promoting a healthy lifestyle. The focus in frontline Health and Social Care is on giving service-users more independence, choice and control. These developments mean there’s greater demand for well-trained and multi-skilled people across a range of rewarding employment opportunities. This course will give you the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Course content

The Diploma consists of 3 mandatory units providing 30 credits plus optional units that provide for a further 30 credits.

1 Developing Effective Communication In Health and Social Care.
2 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care.
3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care.
4 Development through the Life Stages.
10 Caring for Children and Young People
12 Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independents

Entry requirements

You should have achieved a BTEC Level 2 in Health and Social Care or a standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSE’s at A*-C. Over the two years you will be expected to take a full and active part in all learning activities including class work, independent learning and work experience in a Health and Social Care setting. A commitment to doing your best in and out of class is essential.

Studying the BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care will also give you the opportunity to develop an understanding of spiritual, moral, ethical, social and cultural issues as well as an awareness of citizenship, Environmental Issues, European Developments, Health and Safety Considerations, Equal Opportunities issues and Diversity.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care will prepare you for employment in various sectors and in higher education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Netherhall School directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017
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