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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma in Health and Social Care at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • A minimum of 300 hours of relevant work experience for the Diploma and 50 hours of work for the Subsidiary Diploma
  • First Aid qualification
  • Nationally recognised qualifications that are delivered by vocationally experienced staff

Course content

The Level three BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Diploma in Health and Social Care are practical based qualifications which allow learners to study units related to the health and social care profession.

The Subsidiary Diploma students have to achieve a minimum of 50 hours of work placement over this one year course.

Diploma students have to achieve a minimum of 300 hours of work placement over a two year course. Diploma students will have the opportunity to study the Welsh Baccalaureate alonside their main qualification.

Entry requirements

Learners aged 16 - 19 years will usually require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A* - C or a Distinction grade from a First Diploma. An appreciation of the skills and qualities necessary to work in a health and social care setting is also required.


The course is continually assessed through the completion of unit assignments which enable the learners to attain a pass, merit or distinction grade. A final cumulative grade is awarded at the end of the course. Methods of assessment include presentations, essays and practical sessions. There are no formal examinations.

Future opportunities

The Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma and Diploma in Health and Social Care courses are widely accepted qualifications in the health and social care sector. Learners wishing to enter the world of work will find these courses provide an excellent foundation for this field of work.

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: The Subsidiary Diploma is a one year course. The Diploma is a two year course.
  • Course code: 4016
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