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Health and Social Care Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary/90 Credit Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma at Buxton & Leek College

Course description

You'll develop the skills and knowledge you'll need to start your career in areas such as nursing, midwifery, social work, occupational therapy, childcare, counselling or teaching. During the course you’ll be able to put your learning into practice by undertaking work placements.

You will be taught in a group and have an allocated tutor, who will offer you one to one support. You will come into college two or three days each week and go on three or four one week placements. 

Course content

Core Units:

  • Communication
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Health and Safety
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Psychology

Optional units: (based on career path)

  • Nutrition
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Human Inheritance
  • Dealing with Challenging Behavior
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Research Methodology for Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Physiological Disorders
  • Mobility and Exercise for Health and Social Care Health Education


Entry requirements

For the Subsidiary, 120 Credit and Extended Diploma learners must have:

Five GCSEs at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications, which must include English and Maths (and Science if you want to go into nursing, midwifery or teaching) or a Level 2 qualification with an overall Distinction in a relevant subject, such as the CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Childcare and Education, BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care or Level 2 Diploma in Society, Health and Development. 


You'll be assessed through assignments, projects, case studies and activities linked to your placement, as well as individual and group presentations. 

Future opportunities

When you've completed this course you can move on to a range of university courses in nursing, midwifery, psychology, social work, occupational therapy or teaching. Alternatively, you could go into full time work as a care worker in the health and social care sector. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buxton & Leek College directly.

Last updated date: 24 February 2016
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