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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Reading College

Course description

This course covers the range of knowledge and skills that you need to be successful in a career in the care sector. You will learn about various care settings and also have a chance to apply your learning during work experience. This course will allow you to progress on to further study or seek employment in the health or care sector. Initially in year one you will study for a Subsidiary Diploma. Successful students will be invited to study for the Extended Diploma which they will complete in year two of the course.

Course content

This course covers the range of knowledge and skills that you need to be successful in a career in the care sector. You will learn about various care settings and also have a chance to apply your learning during work experience.

This course will allow you to progress on to further study or seek employment in the health or care sector.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades A* to C including English language and maths.

Future opportunities

You could move on to a Nursing Diploma/Degree, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Teaching, Social Work and a variety of other higher education degree courses. You could also move in to employment in the health and social care sector.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

       
      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.