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Health and Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at New College Nottingham

Course description

Taking you to the next level in Health and Social Care by preparing you for work in the industry, this course is hands on, but also contains the theory necessary to make you a strong candidate in the workplace.

Do you have dreams of working in nursing, social work or psychology? Then this course is for you, putting you at the forefront of the competition by giving you the best grounding and understanding possible of the sector.

Studying this diploma will not only give you a grounding and theoretical knowledge, but it will also let you thrive in the health care industry by providing you with daily challenges that you would expect in the workplace such as; equality and diversity and rights in care work and teaching you about the importance of communications and supportive skills for care work.

The course will provide you with a gateway to many exciting careers including; nursing, social work, social sciences and psychology.

Course content

This course has a theoretical approach, offering a range of units to get you fully ready for working in the sector.

Studying units such as; Equality and diversity and rights in care work and communication and supportive skills for care work alongside research for care, applied sociology, applied psychology and protecting self and others will give you a sound theoretical knowledge to progress your career or further studies.

Coupled with the vocational practise and personal and professional development units, you will be fully equipped to apply for roles in Health and Social care or go on to degree level studies.

There are also optional units on the course including; complementary therapies and promoting health and creative activities.

Entry requirements

You must have one of the following;

5 GCSEs grades A*-C, including English and Maths.

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, plus GCSE Maths and English grades A*-C.

You must have a CRB check.

If you are over 19 but have industry experience and do not have the necessary qualifications you are welcome to apply and will be considered for interview.

Future opportunities

Degree level qualifications including;
Nursing, Social Work, Social Sciences, Social Policy and Psychology.


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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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