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Health & Social Care (Health Sciences) - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at John Ruskin College

Course description

This course will help develop your knowledge and practical skills within Health and Social Care settings and prepare you for employment or Higher Education.

Course content

This course has eleven core units. These are: developing effective communication, equality, diversity and rights, health, safety and security, development through the life stages, anatomy and physiology, personal and professional development, sociological perspectives, psychological perspectives, physiology of fluid balance, biochemistry for health and science for health.

The course also includes a variety of optional units selected by the team.

This package of units has been designed to meet local needs and cater for learners, interested in either the health or social care industries.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 x GCSE’s at grade C or above including English GCSE (or equivalent), or a Merit at BTEC Level 2 Diploma or NVQ 2 is required

Learners at all levels will be expected if appropriate in light of their results on entry, to sit an Initial Assessment to ascertain whether they are on the correct level of course.

As you will be entering a profession where you will be working with children and vulnerable adults you are required to demonstrate your suitability as a ‘fit person’ (under legislative requirements). This is achieved by undertaking an enhanced CRB check and through an interview process

Assessment

All units are coursework based assessments which will require you to complete written assignments, projects, debates, role-plays or presentations. You are required to complete a minimum of 150 hours work placement (1 day a week) in a nursery,  residential care home or any other suitable placement. You will be supported by the Work Based Learning Co-ordinator for this.

As you will be entering a profession where you will be working with children and vulnerable adults you are required to demonstrate your suitability as a ‘fit person’ (under legislative requirements). This is achieved by undertaking a DBS check and through an interview process. Payment for this should be made at enrolment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 October 2016
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