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Health & Soical Care Level 3 BTEC Diploma at Suffolk One

Course description

The course aims to provide students with an introduction to the many career opportunities in Health, Social or Early years' services. You will also gain an insight into the intrinsic value of human beings and how society caters for their many diverse needs. In addition you will learn about the 3 sectors, which support the care and development of the people who live around us: Health, Adult Social Care, the Children and Young People's Workforce. The course will also provide you with information about the skills required and challenges faced by many people who work in related professions like teachers, medical staff, probation officers and social/youth workers etc. This is a course also requires students to experience for themselves what it is like to work within either a children's workforce environment 0r health and social care setting through a work placement.

Course content

The course involves students covering 18 diverse units of study to include topics such as; communication, equality, rights and diversity, health and safety, human development, safeguarding, anatomy and physiology, promotion of health education and complementary therapies to name a few.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*- C including Maths or English.


Students are assessed through assignments with combine to build a portfolio. Each assignment is internally marked and moderated; Edexcel verifies sample assignments. Work is graded using Pass, Merit and Distinction.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma extends and deepens the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Diploma. There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they clearly wish to enter a particular specialist area of work. The course enables progression to degree programmes in the areas of nursing, social work, youth work and primary education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Suffolk One directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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