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BTEC Health & Social Care Level 3 Diploma at Nicholas Hamond Academy

Course description


This course is designed to cover a wide range of Health and Social Care topics. It is entirely coursework based and consists of eight compulsory units and 4 optional units. There is compulsory work experience of 100 hours.

Course content


Core Units:

Year 1

  • Development Through the Life Stages
  • Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care (WE unit)
  • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

Year 2

  • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Sociological Perspectives in Health and Social Care
  • Psychological Perspectives in Health and Social Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Social Care

Entry requirements


You will need a DBS check



This course is 100% coursework

Future opportunities


Successful completion of this course can lead to students attending university. This course is ideal for students who are considering careers in the following areas

  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Care work (Social Care)
  • Nursery / playgroup worker
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Working with people with learning or physical disabilities
  • Speech or hearing therapy

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nicholas Hamond Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years