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Health and Social Care BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma at Eckington School

Course description

Over the course of year 12, students will study approximately 10 units, which will all contribute to their overall qualification. These units will often be taught alongside one another. Students are likely to examine issues surrounding effective communication including the wide range of ways to communicate and ways to overcome barriers in health and social care.

Students are also likely to explore development over life stages including the fundamentals in anatomy and physiology. Students will also look at prominent and established psychological and sociological theories surrounding behaviour, including conditioning, defence mechanisms, socialisation and the impact of social structures on life chances. Students will also study other units such as Health, Safety and Security and Nutrition. Students will also complete also need to complete 100 hours work placement to contribute towards their work on personal and professional development.

In year 13 students will continue to study a range of modules alongside of each other as well as complete a further 100 hours of work placement. During this year students will focus more on practice in health and social care settings; they will study topics such as infection control and prevention as well as working with medication.

Students will also explore issues surrounding equality, diversity and rights of individuals, by being able to identify what they are and what laws and social policies are in place to protect them. The students will also examine how these laws and policies impact on the jobs within the health and social care sector. Students will also look at how to apply well established sociological and psychological perspectives in health and social care settings.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eckington School directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September