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

Course description

The course provide a sound background for a career in health and social care. The course combines both academic and practical aspects related to health and social care and can enable successful students to progress to the Higher National Certificate or related university degree programmes. The course is made up of core and optional units at each stage of the qualification and is equivalent to 3 A Levels. 200 mandatory placement hours in a suitable health and social care setting is also required.

The course is divided into various units covering a range of topics. These include:

  • Equality diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Developing effective communication in health and social care
  • Anatomy and physiology in health and social care

All applicants require a clean DBS check.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grades C or above including English Language and Maths or successful completion of Level 2 related qualification at Distinction.


Coursework: a range of methods of assessment including assignments, reports, essays, presentations. Placement hours

Future opportunities

Can contribute towards UCAS points for progression to Foundation Degree in Community Health and Social Care or other health or care related higher education programmes, including healthcare practitioners; nursing; midwifery or social work.

(For progression to HE Health & Social Care courses you will require GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above.)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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