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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care at North Shropshire College - NSC

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care prepares you to work in care related careers. This two year course provides the knowledge, skills and understanding required for working in a care environment and gives the opportunity for care workers to gain a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally specific qualification.

In addition the course provides the opportunity for entry into professional training such as nursing, midwifery, social work, residential care management, housing and the probation service.

You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

The BTEC Extended Diploma is an 18 unit qualification.  This consists of 8 core units:

1.         Developing Effective Communication

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

7.         Sociological Perspectives for Health & Social Care

8.         Psychological Perspectives for Health & Social Care

In addition 10 specialist units will be studied.  Work experience is also an important feature of this course and a minimum of 300 hours relevant vocational practice is built into the course.  Placements will be one day a week throughout the course.

If you enjoy working in a caring capacity with people and are interested in a career in health, social services or the public sector this could be the course for you.

 

Course content

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care prepares you to work in care related careers. This two year course provides the knowledge, skills and understanding required for working in a care environment and gives the opportunity for care workers to gain a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally specific qualification.

In addition the course provides the opportunity for entry into professional training such as nursing, midwifery, social work, residential care management, housing and the probation service.

You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

The BTEC Extended Diploma is an 18 unit qualification.  This consists of 8 core units:

1.         Developing Effective Communication

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

7.         Sociological Perspectives for Health & Social Care

8.         Psychological Perspectives for Health & Social Care

In addition 10 specialist units will be studied.  Work experience is also an important feature of this course and a minimum of 300 hours relevant vocational practice is built into the course.  Placements will be one day a week throughout the course.

If you enjoy working in a caring capacity with people and are interested in a career in health, social services or the public sector this could be the course for you.

 

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at grade C or above, which must include English Language at grade C. You will also need to have GCSE Maths at grade C or be willing to gain this if you wish to go to university to study nursing or social work.

Successful college interview.

DBS Checks (formerly CRB).

Assessment

All units will be assessed in the form of an assignment that is set by the subject tutor.

Financial information

Full time programmes are free of charge to students and there are no extra examination fees. However students will have to pay for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which is essential before a work placement can be started.

*You may be able to get help with the costs from the College’s Learner Support Fund. More details are available from the Student Services team.

Please contact our Student Finance Officer - Penny Jones - 01691 688029.

Future opportunities

Students who have been successful at this level can progress onto Higher Education.  Nursing, midwifery and other health related careers and any career involving working with people at a professional level including social work are suitable options.

 

Further information

Please contact our Oswestry Campus direct - 01691 688000.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Shropshire College - NSC directly.

Last updated date: 28 October 2015
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