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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at The Petchey Academy

Course description

The BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care provides students with an excellent opportunity to develop a good knowledge base and practical care skills for professions within the health and social care sector. These professions offer challenge and reward; you will be able to make a difference to people's lives.

The course is equivalent in size to three A Levels.  It is made up of 13 units of which 8 are Mandatory and 4 are external.  The Mandatory content makes up 72% and the external assessment 42% of the overall course.

Entry requirements

  • For any BTEC level 3 course at UG 5 A*-C GCSEs are required.
  • Any B-TEC Level 2 qualification at Merit level
  • Students must be committed to carrying out 100 hours of work experience.
  • A clear interest in working in health & social care and working in the care services

Future opportunities

Health and social care students’ progress onto a variety of university courses including: nursing, midwifery, primary teaching, social work, youth and community work, probation work, occupational therapy, as well as studying for degrees in health and social care, social policy, sociology and psychology.

Other students progress into the work place as teaching assistants, care workers, nursery workers and youth workers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Petchey Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 April 2017
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