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BTEC National: Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care at Theale Green School

Course description

The Level 3 BTEC course in Health and Social Care covers a range of topics, for example, the use of communication skills in the Health and Social Care Sector, social and cultural diversity, priorities and responses in dealing with incidents and emergencies, the development of the human body, including the physical and psychological effects of ageing, health promotion, which involves students implementing their own health promotion campaign, and carrying out a quantitative investigation of the diet of a chosen individual and analysing it in relation to the health and lifestyle choices of the chosen individual.

In the first compulsory unit on ‘Communication’ a range of learning styles are used and you will have the opportunity to gain the interpersonal skills needed to embark on a career in the Health and Social Care sector through discussing scenarios, taking part in role plays and reflecting on video clip examples. We will also explore how art, music and other sensory methods can be used to communicate. Students will have the opportunity to put the skills they have learnt into practice on their work placements.

Students will be expected to carry out two work experience visits to Health and Social Care settings during the first term of the course then to reflect and evaluate the skills used and experiences gained.

This is a very practical course. It enables students to experience first hand the topics studied using speakers and work placements. Whilst ample support is given, a significant amount of independent work and out-of-classroom work will be expected.

Entry requirements

This course will require C grades in English Language and Core Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Theale Green School directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years