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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College)

Course description

This course is a broad-based qualification designed to prepare students for a range of careers in Health & Social Care or for entry into Higher Education. A work placement is a mandatory requirement of the course.

Entry requirements

In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

Grade C in Maths and Grade C in Core Science preferred but not essential OR
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a relevant Level 2 qualification with Distinction

Students are required to complete DBS process through the college, there is a fee to be paid during the enrolment. Students will also be expected to complete a minimum of 100 hours’ work experience at a Health and Social Care Setting.


Just under 60% of the course is assessed by coursework. Students also have to take external assessments and exams.

Achieving three Distinction grades is equivalent to three A grades at A level and is worth the same number of UCAS points.

Future opportunities

Most students progress to university to follow a degree course in Midwifery, Paediatric, Adult or Mental health Nursing, Primary Teaching or Health and Social Care.

There are also a number of employment opportunities for students directly after the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College) directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September


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    • St Francis Xavier College is the most accessible Catholic Sixth Form College in London, with underground travel taking approximately 15 minutes from Waterloo, London Bridge, Victoria or Morden.

      Travel to the College is possible by:

      Nearest station (two minutes walk to the College) is Clapham South on the Northern Line. Change at London Bridge for the Jubilee Line.

      50: Croydon - Stockwell
      155: Tooting - Elephant & Castle
      355: Mitcham - Brixton
      G1: Norbury - Clapham Junction
      249: Balham - Crystal Palace - Penge
      315: Balham - Tulse Hill

      National Rail/Overground:
      Nearest stations are Balham and Clapham High Street.