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Health and Social Care (Health Studies) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Carlisle College

Course description

This is the second year of a two year course for those wanting to go to university and those students who have completed the first year course. This will give you the equivalent of 3 ‘A’ levels and the potential to gain between 240 and 420 UCAS points. Adding to this, the course includes a more indepth work experience, with students volunteering in 2 different sector settings and gaining 200 hours.

Course content

The course allows you to study a variety of units, which include:- 

  • Health promotion
  • Values in Health and Social Care
  • Caring for Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Vocational Experience including 200 hours placement
  • Physiological disorders
  • Physiology of fluid balance
  • Public Health

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A* - C including Maths and English, Science and two other academic subjects and 90 credits from 1st year of Health and Social Care diploma. The course requires students to undertake a work placement, which may involve work with children or vulnerable adults. Applicant who are not already in relevant employment will be required to obtain a Clear Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DRB) for which a processing fee will be payable. In addition you must also have a successful interview and 2 references.


There are no exams for this course. You will be assessed continually through a range of assessments including: investigations, practical work, reports, presentations, posters and a portfolio.

Future opportunities

Students have the potential to earn 420 UCAS points to go onto University. Students who complete this course also have the placement experience which is required for the Nursing, Midwifery, Radiography and Physiotherapy Degrees. Students also have the experience ready to work in the sector.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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