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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Trafford College

Course description

The BTEC Subsidiary and Extended Diploma is an exciting and challenging opportunity for young and enthusiastic people who would like to gain an insight into the careers available to them in health and social care.Students will be expected to attend college for 3/4 days a week, where they will study for a BTEC National Qualification. The full Extended Diploma qualification comprises of at least 18 units over 2 years all of which are assignment based. First year units include Developing Effective Communication, Equality, Diversity and Rights, Health, Safety and Security, Development Through the Life Stages, Anatomy and Physiology and Personal and Professional Development.Placements in a health and social care setting will be undertaken in 3 block weeks allowing the students to achieve 100 hours in their first year. Placements are in a variety of health and social care settings appropriate for developing the relevant skills and experience to support progression in to higher education or employment.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C must include Maths, English and Science plus two other academicsubjects. A Disclosure & Barring Service check will also be required as students willbe working with vulnerable adults and children.


The BTEC Subsidiary/Extended Diploma is assessed by assignment work. There are no formal examinations. Practical competencies are assessed in community placements such as residential care homes.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Extended Diploma qualifies for UCAS points for university entrance.Successful completion of the course will give students a wide range of progressionoptions into further study, training or relevant employment. Areas where successfulstudents may progress onto include nursing degrees, social work or allied professionse.g. paramedics. They may also go straight into employment in a health and socialcare organisation or probation service which will offer opportunities to continueeducation through Foundation Degrees.

Further information

Contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070

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: 13 May 2016
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      The Altrincham site is situated on a major bus route to and from Manchester city centre, with a bus stop directly outside the College on Manchester Road (A56).

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