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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at St John Rigby College

Course description

The 2 year course consists of nine units of mandatory study, including one double unit, plus four or six further units (dependant upon their credit tariff). It focuses on a range of areas within the subject of health and social care to prepare you for a career or, further study at a higher level. Examples of the topic areas are: communication; equality and diversity; anatomy and physiology; public health, physiological disorders and development through the life stages. You will also spend some time each week with practitioners in the community to develop your practical skills in this subject. All units must be successfully achieved in order to gain this qualification. Group work, taught sessions, independent study and wider reading are integral features of this course. No other A levels can be combined with this course.

Course content

There is a focus on a range of Health and Social Care topics to prepare you for a career or further study

+ Promoting public health

+ Health Psychology

You will spend a minimum of 200 hours in 2 or more placements with practitioners in the community to develop your practical skills in this subject. All units must be successfully achieved in order to gain this qualification. Group work, taught sessions, independent study and wider reading are integral features of this course.

Entry requirements

College entry to include GCSE Mathematics minimum grade 4 and GCSE Science (core) minimum grade 4.

Assessment

Each of the units will be assessed by 3 or 4 pieces of course work. The coursework will be handed in throughout the duration of each of the units. There will be an expectation to combine theory with practice. In addition to these assignments there will be three written examined units and one assignment that is externally set and marked.

Future opportunities

On completion of this course, you will be qualified to work in health and social care roles as care workers or support workers. Alternatively you will be able to apply directly to universities of your choice to enrol on courses to become nurses, physiotherapists, parademics, radiographers, dieticians, podiatrists, midwives, primary school teachers, social workers or similar careers associated with this subject area.

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: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: HS-ED
  • Web url: www.sjr.ac.uk

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