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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Shooters Hill Sixth Form College

Course description

This course is suitable for anyone interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of the health and social care field. It provides you with a route to higher education or you can use it to improve your employment opportunities in the health and social care field. Higher education opportunities include a degree in nursing, midwifery, social work, occupational therapy and many other professions. Alternatively, it can also lead to direct entry into employment within the health and social care services such as a home help, clinical support nurse, occupational assistants and so on as well as posts administered by the NHS and Social Services.

Course content

The course consists of 180 credits that are required for completion over two years. 80 of these credits will be obtained in the following core units:

Unit 1: Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care;
Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care;
Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care;
Unit 4: Development Through the Life Stages;
Unit 5: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care;
Unit 6: Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care;
Unit 7: Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care;
Unit 8: Psychological Perspective for Health and Social Care.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade A* - C with a C in English Language and Maths

Further information

Students will undertake compulsory work experience (100 hours) in a range of settings. Students are encouraged to find their own work placements. To attend work experience students will need to complete a DBS form (criminal record check).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shooters Hill Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2016
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