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Health and social care - BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care level 3 at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre

Course description

If you’re looking for a career in nursing, social
work, teaching, youth and community or related
careers, this course is for you. The Extended
Diploma is a highly popular course and is an
excellent route to university or into employment
in the health and social care sector. It will give
you the opportunity to progress into a rewarding
and challenging career and will give you
valuable work experience in a setting relevant
to your interests.

Course content

The course includes:

  • personal and professional development in health and social care,
  • health psychology,
  • sociology,
  • developing effective communication in health and social care,
  • caring for children and young people,
  • anatomy and physiology.

You will carry out at least one work placement, which will help you to put what you’ve learned at college into practice.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs with the following grades: English 4 and maths at 3 or above, and 3 other GCSEs grade 4 or above including science subject. You will require a DBS check for this course.


You will be assessed through different methods, including presentations, role play, essays, and reports.

Financial information

As a full time student you should not need to pay any course or examination fees (under 19).

There may be a cost for equipment, educational visits, printing etc.

Future opportunities

What’s next?
A degree in areas such as nursing, social work,
teaching, youth and community.
Career prospects
You could enter direct employment in the
health and social care sector or use the
qualification to progress to university.

Further information
01484 437070

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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: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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      The new centre offers:
      Nine floors of classrooms and workshops, gym, training restaurants, hair and beauty salons, mock air cabin simulator, student services, ATM machines, free wi-fi and much more.