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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at Queen Katharine Academy

Course description

Mandatory units
1 Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
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 and Social Care
8 Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care

Optional units
9 Values and Planning in Social Care
10 Caring for Children and Young People
11 Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence
12 Public Health
14 Physiological Disorders
17 Working in the Social Care Sector#
18 Working in the Health Sector#
19 Applied Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
20 Promoting Health Education
21 Nutrition for Health and Social Care
22 Research Methodology for Health and Social Care
23 Complementary Therapies for Health and Social Care
24 Introduction to Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care Settings
25 Coping with Change in a Health and Social Care Context
26 Caring for Individuals with Additional Needs
27 Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
28 Caring for Older People
29 Applied Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
30 Health Psychology
34 Human Inheritance for Health and Social Care
38 Environmental Health
39 Infection Prevention and Control
40 Dementia Care
41 Working with Medication in Health and Social Care
42 Support Work in Social Care
43 Technology in Health and Social Care Services
44 Vocational Experience for Health and Social Care**
45 Independent Learning in Health and Social Care##
46 Academic Literacy in the Health and Social Care Sectors##
47 Social Policy for Health and Social Care

Course content

It gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment or for university. It opens the door not only to care work but for many industries that deal with people. The qualification is also mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. It provides robust opportunities for learners to gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas relating to health and social care, and it teaches students how they need to care, support, advise and interact with people.

Entry requirements

You'll need 5 A* to C grades at GSCE or equivelant. Preferably English and Maths at grade C

Assessment

The course is assessed by work placement reports, witness statements and assignments. There are no exams.

Future opportunities

You can apply to university after completing the Extended Diploma and this is acceptable for a range of courses including Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Youth Work, Criminology, Politics, and International Relations to name a few. You can work in a range of settings including care homes, nursing homes as a care worker or as a residential care worker, a youth worker or any job that deals with people.

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: 15 November 2015
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