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BTEC Health and Social Care - (Extended) Level 3 at East Kent College

Course description

Develop the practical skills to care for adults aged 18 years or over. Focus on specific skills such as Dementia Care, Mobility Support, Person Centred Planning and Personalisation

Course content

This Study Programme will develop specific work related skills such as Medication Handling and Mental Health Awareness, and will study areas such as Developing Effective Communication, Equality, Diversity and Rights, Health, Safety and Security, and the fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology. During the Programme you will attend vocational practice within Health and Social Care. Visiting speakers are invited to talk about the wide range of jobs within the sector and you will have an opportunity to visit some of these environments.This Study Programme will include English and Maths and a qualification in higher level practical skills and knowledge of Health and Social Care. In addition to this it will include a work placement two days a week.

Entry requirements

You will need five grade Cs at GCSE, including Maths or English, Functional Skills at Level 2, or Health and Social Care at Level 2. Applicants with two years’ experience in a Health and Social Care setting will also be considered.


You will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence, as well as assignments and observations.

Financial information

If you are 16-18yrs old at the start of the Study Programme, it will be free. There may be additional payments required for trips, visits and other materials. For adult learners (over 19) financial support towards the costs of your Study Programme may be available. Eligible students may be able to get help with course related costs such as travel, equipment and childcare. Please contact Support Services on 01843 605062 (or e-mail for confirmation of all Study Programme fees quoted. Please note: For those claiming state working age benefit this course is classed as part-time.

Future opportunities

On successful completion, you could seek employment in the industry, or go onto study nursing qualifications.

Further information

Please Contact - Student Support Services on 01843 605062, e-mail:

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: 18 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year(s)
  • Course code: 204096/1/1
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  • Number of planned places: 10

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    • East Kent College's Folkestone Campus is in easy reach of the town centre and Folkestone's thriving creative quarter.

      We offer Study Programmes and courses across a range of subject areas, suited for all students, abilities and ambitions.

      We already haveThe Edge, our School of Creative and Business, a unique combination of a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and a range of Design, Photography and Film  courses as well as some other fantastic new facilties planned for 2015.

      East Kent College is committed to developing the prosperity and well-being of the communities we serve.