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Health and Social Care Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Basingstoke College of Technology

Course description

The course will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Developing effective communication
  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Health, safety and security
  • Development through life stages 
  • Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology
  • Personal and professional development
  • Sociological perspectives 
  • Psychological perspectives


Students will be expected to attend and complete block placements in an area of Health and Social Care.

There may be an opportunity to undertake additional qualifications built into the course that will be assessed by either continuous assessment, a completed portfolio or an end test.

Students will have the opportunity to re-take or take additional GCSE subjects if applicable.  Students considering progression to University may also have the opportunity to take an A Level alongside this course.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*- C including English, Maths and preferably Science or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care at merit level or above with the completion of functional skills. 

It is a requirement of the course for all learners to have a successful DBS check to enable them to undertake the work placement.


The course is continuously assessed through assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local business wherever possible.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free. 
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

Future opportunities

This course is a recognised route into Higher Education.  Students may progress to a Higher National Diploma or Degree course.  Employment opportunities range from Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Social work, Psychology, Sociology, Occupational Therapy, Nursing Degrees and Diploma in Nurse Training and Midwifery.

Please note, students will need GCSE grade Cs (minimum) in Science, English and Mathematics if they are to gain entry into Nursing and similar degree courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Basingstoke College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016

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