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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma & Extended Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

If you are enthusiastic about caring for and helping people, you will find this course challenging and interesting. If you want to work with people, this qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills which are essential for this type of career.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • communicating with service users
  • equality, diversity and rights
  • life span development
  • Health and Social Care provision 
  • Public Health
  • Human Physiology, Nutrition and Health Psychology

On the course you will:

  • attend compulsory work placements with early years and the elderly
  • maintain a portfolio of evidence of your work placements
  • work in teams to research and develop a variety of topics

Entry requirements

Four or more A*-C GCSEs, including a grade 5 in Mathematics or English Language. Students currently studying an intermediate vocational course will need a full Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma with Merit in a related subject and a grade 5 in either English Language or Mathematics and a grade C in one other subject.

In some circumstances improved performance in Functional Skills may be accepted where a GCSE has not yet been achieved.


Assessment is through internally assessed assignments.

Financial information

You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form confirming that you have no criminal convictions that prevent you from working with children or vulnerable adults. It will be administered by the college at the start of the course. The cost is £20 (non-refundable).

Future opportunities

On completion you will be able to progress to university to study Youth Work, Nursing and other health-related subjects at degree level. You can also apply for a range of other degree programmes, for example, Social Sciences. You will also have the option of applying for employment and work experience within the Health and Social Care sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.