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Health and Social Care BTEC 90 Credit / Extended Diploma Level 3 at Colchester Institute

Course description

This three A Level equivalent study programme is designed to meet the changing circumstances within the health and social care sectors. During the programme, you will acquire transferable knowledge and skills whilst gaining up to 200 hours vocational experience in a variety of work-based settings. This programme offers an education in health and social care that can be utilised as a stepping stone for progression to undergraduate studies relating to a range of careers or towards employment.

Course content

The Health and Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma  programme contains a mix of modules that incorporate a range of topics giving students broad learning of the area. Topics include:

• Equality, Diversity and Rights
• Developing Effective Communication
• Development Through Life Stages
• Psychological and Sociological Perspectives
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Health, Safety and Security

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A* – C) including English Language, Maths and 3 other science or humanities GCSEs (2 of the 5 being at grade B or above), or a relevant level 2 qualification with a Distinction plus English and Maths GCSE at grade C or above. Completion of a successful interview, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check* and excellent references are also required.
*Please note: There is a charge of £44 for a DBS check.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you could enter employment in the healthcare industry or with further study you may want to look at a career in social work, nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy or teaching.

On successful completion of the course you could progress to higher education or health and social care related professional training courses. For example; nursing, teaching, social work and occupational therapy.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 March 2016

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