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Health and Social Care (Health Sciences) - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at City and Islington College

Course description

If you're a recent school leaver who wants to specialise in Health and Social Care either in Higher Education or at work, this course could be for you. Taking in everything from human anatomy and physiology to equality and diversity at work, this Extended Diploma will also give you valuable work experience.

Course content

You will study Effective Communication; Equality, Diversity and Rights; Anatomy and Physiology, Social Sciences and complete a research project. You will also go on placement to experience working in a Health and Social Care setting.

You will study Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at grade C or above, including GCSE English. Alternatively, you can have a BTEC Level  2 Diploma in Health and Social Care at merit level or above (including Level 1 English and Functional Skills).

All applicants will have a formal interview and assessment prior to enrolment. You must bring a reference from a school or employer.


Assessment is by coursework, work placement and final research project.

Future opportunities

Passed with merit or distinction, a BTEC Extended Diploma is the equivalent of three A Levels, and opens up the opportunity for you to study Health, Social Sciences or a related field at University or Higher Education.


Alternatively, it allows for progression to more responsible positions in your workplace, particularly in areas such as Human Resources.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 29 March 2016
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