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Health & Social Care - BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (2 years) at Longley Park Sixth Form College

Course description

The course covers health, care of older people, individuals with specific needs and also early years (care and education).  You will find out about the needs of different client groups and how they are supported in different Health and Social Care settings.  This course includes essential work placement so you develop practical skills and work alongside Health and Social Care Professionals.

Course content

In year one you will study:

  • Developing effective communication
  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Health, safety and security

In year two you will study:

  • Development through the life stages
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Exploring personal and professional development

A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

You will need at least 4 GCSEs at A*-C (grade 9-4).  You will normally need at least a grade C/4 in English Language and Maths.  You should have a general interest in Health and Social Care and enjoy dealing with people.


You will be assessed through practical projects and assignments.

Financial information

Everything you must have to undertake the course will be provided by college.  You may have to pay for extras such as trips/visits.

Future opportunities

This qualification will help you to progress to Higher Education on Diploma or Degree courses related to social work, nursing, paramedic or occupational thereapy.  We work in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and they will guarantee an interview for nursing courses provided you meet the entry requirements.  If you do not already have Grade 4/C in GCSE English, Maths or Science, it is important that you re-take these to make sure that you have the qualifications you need for applications to HE and health-related career routes.

Further information

You will complete 10 days  compulsory work placement in your 2econd year of study  During the first year you will have the opportunity and support to access voluntary experience to support your future career choices.  You will need to pass an enhanced DBS check before your work placement, which is an essential part of the course.  The College will subsidise the cost of the DBS but you may have to make a contribution. Some placements will also require a medical check. Placements are city wide and will be arranged for you by the College.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017
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