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BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Manchester Health Academy

Course description

Studying Health and Social Care is ideal whether you are considering an Advanced Apprenticeship or employment straight from level 3 or wish to go on to University where you could study Nursing, Social Work, Early Childhood Studies or other Health and Social Care subjects..

Course content

What will I study?

You will complete a total of 18 units across 2 years.

  • Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  • Development through the Lifestages
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • Caring for Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Physiology of Fluid Balance
  • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
  • Vocational Experience for Health and Social Care
  • Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
  • Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Nutrition in Health and Social Care
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Coping with Change
  • Caring for Older People
  • Public Health

You will undertake 6 compulsory block weeks of work experience during the course.  You can choose whether you work alongside health professionals at Central Manchester Hospitals, in local Primary and High Schools, with older people in residential care homes or in local Surestart nurseries.

Additional Optional Qualifications

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade C or appropriate vocational qualification at Level 2

Assessment

Assessment is by coursework only.

Financial information

Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Manchester Health Academy continues to look after EVERY student within the sixth form through a £20 weekly EMA payment. In order to receive the weekly payment, students must ensure that they have been outstanding in the following areas:

• Punctuality
• Attendance
• Progress

We reward the two best students each week by paying an extra £10.

NB – Students only receive payment for the weeks they attend MHA and not for holiday periods.

There are no rules to stop students getting a part time job whilst at college. However, the job must not interfere with your studying.

A sixth form college can set their own criteria for students to be entitled to EMA, but the following are some of the expectations: excellent attendance, punctuality, effort, application and progress.

Future opportunities

Studying health and Social Care is ideal whether you are considering an Advanced Apprenticeship or employment straight from level 3 or wish to go on to University where you could study Nursing, Podiatry, Radiography, Biology, Disability Studies, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Early Childhood Studies.

Where are they now?

Fern Black’s journey from BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Manchester Health Academy to TA at Loreto High School

“I completed my course at Manchester Health Academy’s Sixth Form in July 2014.  Because I had been a pupil there for eight years, I was wary and nervous about going to a different setting, but because of the support I received from the staff I was encouraged to apply for an apprenticeship as a SEN Teaching Assistant at Loreto High School. I was successful and after a year here I have completed my Level 2 Teaching Assistant course, have a full time job and am progressing within my role. Even though I am no longer a student at Manchester Health Academy’s Sixth Form I know that the support from staff will always be available.”

Fern Black, 2015

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Manchester Health Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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