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Health and Social Care Level 3 Edexcel BTEC Extended Diploma at Waltham Forest College

Course description

This course is for anyone aged 16 - 18. The caring professions offer a variety of rewarding careers working with adults or children in the community. With a national shortage of qualified care professionals there could be no better time to work in the care industry. If you want an opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of and develop skills in the health and social care sector then we offer courses at all levels from level one to level three which will enable you to secure a worthwhile career or to progress to university. Our students take part in lectures, group work, role play, projects, assignments and valuable work experience

Course content

10 units including: 
Communication in health and social care 
Anatomy and physiology 
Development through the life stages 
Sociological perspectives 
Psychology perspectives 
Personal and professional development 
English and Maths

Entry requirements

BTEC First Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 2 - overall merit grade 
4 GCSE's (grade C and above including English and Maths)
Level 2 Certificate in Early Years
Successful enhanced DBS check (previously known as CRB, police check)
Interview and assessment


Work placements 
Exams in English and Maths

Future opportunities

Edexcel BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. 
Any of the short courses in health and social care. 
Employment opportunities within the health and social care industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Waltham Forest College directly.

Last updated date: 25 July 2017
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    • Train:

      Trains run to Walthamstow Central from Liverpool Street station (a bus can then be taken to the College, see below). Wood Street station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the College.


      The Victoria Line ends at Walthamstow Central, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to the College. Alternatively, you can get a bus, see below.


      From Walthamstow Central:Bus 275 stops outside the College, 212 stops across the road from the College (Shernhall Street). Buses 97, 357, 34 or 215 stop at the 'Bell Corner' (junction of Hoe Street and Forest Road). From here, the College is approximately five-minute walk.

      From Blackhorse Road Tube Station: Bus 123 also stops outside the College on route between Tottenham and Ilford