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Health and Social Care Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Chichester College

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 course offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the area of employment they wish to enter, either in Health or Social Care sector. There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for progression within education onto university or direct into employment. For adult learners, the course can extend previous work experience or is suitable for those wishing to change careers.

Course content

This course consists of six core units. Work experience is an integral part of the course. Within the first year you will be taught: - 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 - Development Through the Life Stages - Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care - Caring for Children and Young People. The second year will offer a variety of specific units and optional pathways in Health Studies or Social Care. Second year units: - Supporting and Protecting Adults - Coping with Change in a Health and Social Care Context - Caring for Individuals with Additional Needs - Dealing with Challenging Behaviour - Caring for Older People - Infection Prevention and Control - Technology in Health and Social Care Services - Working within Health or Social Care.

Teaching and learning through taught sessions, group work, role play, self study and practical tasks. There will also be a number of trips to help enhance the learning experience for all. Students will have access to a wide range of reading materials within the library, online & IT resources. In accordance with the new Enhanced Disclosure (DBS) regulations, all students will have to sign a “disqualification by association” declaration form before going into work placements with under 5’s.


Entry requirements

.• 5 GCSE’s A*-C including English Language and Maths, (Science is required if Nursing/Midwifery is the preferred route). • Other vocational qualifications may be considered (alongside GCSEs) if they are in a relevant subject. • Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check.


There will be a variety assignments, which will be assessed in a variety of ways including written projects, essays, presentations, voice recordings and virtual tasks. Assignments are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Some of these tasks will need to be submitted online.

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website.
• Memory Stick • Smart clothes for placement • Two text books –
Approximately £42 (TBC) • A suitable Disclosure & Barring Service
check (formerly CRB) check- £44.00


Future opportunities

Successful completion can lead on to employment or the Extended
Diploma, which provides opportunities for entry into a higher
degree and professional training such as nursing, midwifery, social
work, youth work, teaching, psychology and probation.

Further information

You will have access to laptops, digital babies, mini white boards and
group white boards to enhance learning. You will be enrolled on
ChiOnline - an online support resource with revision notes,
interactive resources and video clips. We also use some forms of social
Five weeks work experience will be completed throughout the course,
one week in each term. Within the first year, placements will be carried
out in three different settings.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chichester College directly.

Last updated date: 22 March 2016
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