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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary and Extended Diploma at Brooklands College

Course description

Who is the course suitable for?
This course is designed for students who are intending to follow degree courses in social work, nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, radiography, paramedic or a health or social care related course of study.

Level 3 students now have the opportunity to apply to become NHS cadets, whilst studying at Brooklands College.

Our NHS Cadets benefit from a 1 day a week placement at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals.

Benefits include:
•  Getting valuable real-life experience of working on the front line at an NHS Hospital
•  Putting into practice knowledge gained on your Level 3 healthcare course
•  Benefitting from the knowledge and support of fellow NHS healthcare professionals
•  Getting experience in multiple disciplines and specialisms within healthcare
•  Building up contacts for future career progression within your field.

Course content

This course is a total of 20 units of study which is equivalent to 3 A Levels, with a 1 day a week work placement requirement.

Completed in first year of study (Subsidiary Diploma) are Units:
•  Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
•  Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
•  Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
•  Development through the Life Stages
•  Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
•  Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
•  Psychological perspectives in health and Social Care
•  Independent learning in Health and Social care.
•  Public Health
•  Exploring personal and professional development in Health and Social Care.

Units you will study on the Extended Diploma:
•  Nutrition for Health and social care
•  Promoting Health Education
•  Dementia Care
•  Caring for individuals with additional needs
•  Dealing with challenging behaviour
•  Personal and professional development in health and social care
•  Caring for children and young people
•  Safeguarding adults and promoting independence
•  Physiology of fluid balance
•  Physiological disorders
•  Research Methodology for health and social care.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE passes at grade C or above (must include English, Science and Maths)
For the Extended Diploma you need to have achieved a Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care at Merit grade or above.


You will be assessed through projects and assignments completed during the course.

Financial information

Your tutor will advise you on any additional costs at the start of the course.

Future opportunities

This course can lead to entry to Higher Education, nursing degree courses and social work as well as a range of professions supplementary to medicine, such as radiography and physiotherapy.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 February 2016
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