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BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care at New College Leicester

Course description

This course is equivalent to 2 A-Levels. Over the course of two years you will study 8 units. The qualification has been designed to ensure that the content of the course supports progression towards higher study as well as being appropriate for progressing to work in the sector.

Course content

Areas you will study include working in health and social care, safe practice in health and social care and promoting public health. In addition to this you will be given the opportunity to undertake work experience in a relevant work place as part of your course.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades 9-4, Including English and Maths.


Assessment across the course will be via a combination of examination, controlled assessment & coursework projects. The overall assessment split will be approximately 50:50 of external assessment via examinations & controlled assessment, compared to coursework projects that are assessed internally and then moderated externally by the examination board.


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Future opportunities

This qualification is generally taken alongside other qualifications as part of a 2-year programme of learning. This will enable learners to progress to a degree programme chosen from a range of programmes in the health and social care sector. The qualification is recognised by higher education institutions as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses. When taken alongside additional qualifications it could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Nursing or Midwifery, a BA (Hons) in Social Work, a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy.


Further information

For further information please contact Mrs Ruth Smith (Vocational Education Teacher) or your Connexions or Careers Advisor.

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: 24 November 2017
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