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Health & Social Care Extended Diploma delivery at Shenley Academy at Shenley Academy

Course description

BTEC National in Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma. Equivalent to 3 A levels in size.

Course content

1080 Guided learning hours = 3 A Levels Eight mandatory units providing 480 guided learning hours (80 credits): 1 Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care 2 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care 3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care 4 Development Through the Life Stages 5 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care 6 Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care* (100 hour work experience) 7 Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care 8 Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care Plus optional units that provide for a further 600 guided learning hours (100 credits). Chosen from: 9 Values and Planning in Social Care 10 Caring for Children and Young People 11 Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence 12 Public Health 14 Physiological Disorders 20 Promoting Health Education 21 Nutrition for Health and Social Care 44 Vocational Experience for Health and Social Care (100 hours work experience) 45 Independent Learning in Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

BTEC Health and Social Care (Level 2 pass and above) or GCSE Health and Social Care (Grade C and above) are desirable but not essential GCSE English Language Grade C or above


Portfolio. Options Units chosen may be: 5, 10, 15 or 20, credits.

Future opportunities

UCAS points – equivalent to 3 A Levels Wide range of progression opportunities into further study, training or relevant employment Extremely beneficial for progression to careers in Health, Social Care, Early Years, Teaching, Social Work, Nursing, Midwifery, Radiography, Occupational Therapy Degree/ BTEC Higher National Diploma or NVQ’s in Health and Social Care, Social Work, Childhood Studies, Nursing, Teaching, Occupational Therapy.

Further information

This course is delivered at Shenley Academy. Modular approach. Different learning styles including group work, seminars, visits. Compulsory 100 hours work experience for unit 6 and additional 100 hours of work experience for unit 44 (200 hours in total). Skills Needed: Good communication skills; Ability to research and synthesise information; Good evaluative skills; Independence; Teamwork; Creative thinking; Self-management; Problem solving.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shenley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September