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Health & Social Care Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need when applying for and working in the Care sector. Your skills in communication, problem solving, team working and time management should develop as a result of taking this course.

Course content

The course includes equality, diversity & rights, communication, health & safety, development through the life stages, anatomy & physiology, personal & professional development, sociological & psychological perspectives. Specialist credits include: health education, research methods, health psychology and dealing with challenging behaviour, nutrition, physiological disorders, caring for individuals with additional needs & infection prevention and control. You will also attend a minimum of 100 hours work related learning. You will also study Maths and English.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-C/ 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English and science


Throughout the year by a range of methods including assignments, presentations, group work and projects, you will also undertake an external assessment.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Progression into higher education or employment in the care sector, may be possible.

Further information

You will receive support from a competent, approachable team of staff, who are experienced in the Health or Social Care sector. You should develop the communication and supportive skills that are vital for working in this sector. There are a variety of pathways that you may choose from.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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