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Health & Social Care - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

Course description

This course runs over two years, with a mixture of academic theory work and one
block placement. Placement aims to provide students with real life care experiences,
where they can draw from their academic work and further their understanding of
the care environment. The academic side of the course covers at least twelve units.
Six of these units are delivered in the first year and the remaining six are delivered
in the second year. Two units in year one and two units in year two are assessed by
exam. These units/exams are compulsory and all students need to pass them in order
to gain the qualification.

Course content

This course runs over two years, with a mixture of academic theory work and one
block placement. Placement aims to provide students with real life care experiences,
where they can draw from their academic work and further their understanding of
the care environment. The academic side of the course covers at least twelve units.
Six of these units are delivered in the first year and the remaining six are delivered
in the second year. Two units in year one and two units in year two are assessed by
exam. These units/exams are compulsory and all students need to pass them in order
to gain the qualification.

Entry requirements

This course is ideal for students who genuinely care about people and want to
help and support people through an illness, to grow, develop and be safe in their
environment. Students participating in this course should know they want to further
their career in Health and Social Care. Students will have to travel to placements and
should be prepared to do so.

Assessment

Two units, per year, are assessed by exam. These are:
 
• Human Lifespan Development
• Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
• Working in Health and Social Care
• Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
 
The remainder of the course is assessed on a coursework basis. Each unit
includes one or two separate assignments assessed in a variety of ways: flip
cams, presentations and essays. Assessment criteria is based on a Pass, Merit and
Distinction grade. Each unit’s grade is combined to give a Pass, Merit or Distinction
grade at the end of the course.

Future opportunities

This course allows a student to grow both academically and in placement, giving
them the skills and caring values required to further their career in Health and Social
Care. Students can go straight in a supporting role from this course in a care home
for example or further their education in a chosen subject, for example Midwifery,
Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Paramedic Science.

Further information

Contact Name: Mickey Riddell Curriculum Leader - Health, Foundation and Sport
Contact Email: mriddell@jcc.ac.uk

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: 03 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: HCN1-DJC119
  • Web url: http://www.jcc.ac.uk

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    • Our new 40 million pound state-of-the-art building and garden opened its doors in September 2008. We think it's one of the best college campuses in the UK - and it's now official. We are delighted that our new campus has been awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for the best public building in the UK.

      The Chamberlain Health & Fitness Centre comprises a gym with state-of-the-art cardiovascular, resistance and cable equipment. The Sports Hall is able to host a wide range of sports and we provide sporting activities that cater for students with all levels of abilities and sporting performance.
       
      The Recording Studio is a fantastic music facility which utilises the latest digital technology. They have been designed to give students the opportunity to create industry standard work.
       
      Music Practice Rooms are fantastic facilities for bands and ensembles to practice, as well as being an environment for solo practice.
       
      The Main Hall is a fully-equipped professional performance space capable of holding audiences in excess of 200. It has become the venue for a variety of exciting performances and events. 
       
      The Film Studio has high specification facilities for film studio for video and sound recording as well as a chromakeycurtain/green screen for superimposing video work onto any background.
       
      The Learning Resources Suite with both book and online resources, supervised support and guidance. Stock is selected to not only underpin the curriculum but to encourage leisure interests and reading for pleasure. The Learning Resources Suite provides not only the library but adjacent facilities for drop-in computer use and a separate group study area. In addition, a wide range of information about careers and higher education, in both electronic and paper form, is available.
       
      The Science Department contains eight state-of-the-art laboratories catering for all the science curricula delivered in the College.
       
      We have extensive network of, wired and wireless, computers have high speed internet connections giving you unlimited access to the World Wide Web. Creative departments such as Art, Design & Media are fully furnished with state of the art iMacs. Alongside these students will have access to MacBook’s for independent work. The iMacs and MacBook’s are equipped with professional software allowing high quality production of video, graphics and photography work. Art & Design facilities also include specialist pottery equipment and photographic dark rooms.
       
      Research 
      Success in your courses depends on many things, not least the research facilities available to you. Our high level resources, specifically designed to support the sixth form College curriculum, will give you the best chance of success.
      However, we realise that the vast amount of information available can make searching difficult so our teachers build the best internet resources into courses, giving you the most appropriate links for your particular syllabus. And of course, books. The library has thousands of copies available for loan with additional copies for reference.
       
      New building opening September 2015
      We are opening a new state of the art extension to the main College building in September 2015. This will comprise of high tech science laboratories, classrooms and communal break out spaces for students.