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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at The Oxford Academy

Course description

Students studying Health and Social Care will gain an understanding of a wide range of topics specifically designed to prepare you for a career in the Health and Social Care industry or related professions. The course provides you with the theory, the skills, the experience and the understanding needed to work effectively and efficiently within the Health, Social Care or Early Years Sector. This is a full time course which is equivalent to three A Levels over two years.

The course covers a range of topics. Below are mandatory units:

  •  Communication in Health and Social Care
  •  Equality and Diversity
  •  Anatomy and Physiology
  •  Sociological and Psychological perspectives
  •  Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  •  Development through the life stages
  •  Equality and Diversity in Health Care
  •  Personal and Professional Development

Vocational work placements will be completed in year 1 and in year 2.

There are a number of additional units which will be studied to complete the required 180 credits, these units will be chosen based on student’s interests and future career pathway.

Course content

As part of this Health and Social Care Course, you will be supported by VLUK and the Buckingham Care Team with real life work experience in a range of environments. This will be for two days per week throughout the course, and will be relevant to the studies, giving you a feel for the industry. You will be paired with mentors in the Health, Social Care and Early Years sectors to aid with your studies. After this two year course, there will be opportunities for employment or support to higher education.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE including English and Maths level 4 and Science grade C

Future opportunities

There are a number of potential careers leading on from this Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care including:

  • Teaching
  •  Child Care
  •  Care Assistant
  •  Early Years Intervention
  •  Youth and Community Work
  •  Nursing
  •  Social Care
  •  Health Care Assistant

There are also opportunities for further education in any of these fields, with an Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care:

  •  Primary Education
  •  Early Years Education
  •  Occupational Therapy
  •  Social Work
  •  Physiotherapy

Other courses that might interest you include A Level Biology, Psychology or Sociology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Oxford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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      • Astro pitch for hockey and football
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      • Physiotherapy room with physio support available by appointment  from  Oxford United physios just in case you need help with an injury
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      • Fitness studio
      • Cricket nets

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