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Health and Social Care BTEC level 3 at Frome Community College

Course description

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health & Social Care

The following units are likely to be included in this qualification;

•  Human lifespan development

•  Working in health and social care

•  Meeting individual care and support needs

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care

The following units are likely to be included in this qualification;

•  Human lifespan development

•  Working in health and social care

•  Meeting individual care and support needs

•  Enquiries into current research in health and social care

•  Principles of safe practice in health and social care

•  Promoting public health.

Work experience is a key part of this course. It is expected that students complete a minimum of 100 hours over the two years of the course. We have extensive links with local employers who offer our students a wide range of work placement opportunities. Students can therefore undertake placement in the following areas; preschools, nurseries, first and primary schools, care homes, centres for children with additional needs, hospitals and health centres.

By the end of the course you will have experienced at least four settings, for which the placements will have been organised to suit your needs. This practical experience is an important part of the course as both employers and universities recognise its value.

These BTEC qualifications will be assessed through examinations, externally assessed project work and written assignments.

You will gain and develop skills, knowledge and a broad understanding of health, social care and early years and the working environment.

You will have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way, whilst following a programme of study that enables progression to both higher education and employment in health and social care.

Entry requirements

5 A - C (including English and maths) plus a grade B in GCSE psychology or science and grade B in English lang/lit

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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