Health and Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at City of Wolverhampton College
In the first year you will study some of the following units:
- Developing effective communication in health and social care
- Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
- Health, safety and security in health and social care
- Developing through the life stages
- Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
- Personal and professional development in health and social care
- Sociological perspectives for health and social care
- Psychological perspectives for health and social care
In year 2, after successful completion of your first year modules on the 90 Credit Diploma, you will study a further nine modules.
If you are planning on a career in Nursing, Midwifery or Social Work, the Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 will equip you with the range of skills and knowledge needed to work in the profession.
As well as learning theory in the classroom you will also be expected to undertake a minimum of 100 hours of work experience giving you the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge in a care setting.
You will also be encouraged to take up voluntary or part time work in a related field which will be a valuable addition to your CV and demonstrate commitment to future employers or be of benefit if you wish to apply for a higher education course.
Our lecturers have a range of experience and qualifications in health and social care so don’t just teach theory, but prepare you for a career in the profession. After all, why learn from a book when you can learn from a nurse? Why discuss psychology in a classroom when you could be discussing how to help people with it in a real care setting?
If you want to continue your learning and progress to a higher education qualification or university degree, the course will give you the skills that our former students tell us are essential when studying at this level.
As part of the course you will have the opportunity to meet with health and social care assessors who are able to provide firsthand experience of working in the profession, along with guest speakers who will give presentations on employment or higher education opportunities.
To access the course you will require:
- Four or more GCSEs at Grade C or above including English or maths (specified which for some courses) OR
- BTEC Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2
- Prior to enrolment on the course you will also be required to provide a good quality reference and undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which will be paid for by the college
You will be continually assessed throughout the programme through project work, assignments, peer assessments, presentations, case studies and workbooks.
The skills and knowledge you will gain on this course will enable you to:
- Work in the health and social care profession
- Progress to a higher education course in the subject
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.