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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Dallam School

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Diploma offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter. It is broadly equivalent to 2 GCE A Levels.

BTEC’s offer a practical approach, by applying learning to real-life situations. Students have to undertake a number of units for which they present evidence, based on actual work and studies. This allows them to demonstrate their skill and knowledge.

Are you a caring person? Would you like to follow a career in the caring professions? BTEC Health and Social Care could be for you. We offer a Level 3 Diploma in Heath and Social Care (720 guided learning hours -120 credits).

This course has been designed to:

  • Provide students with an overview of the health and social care sector
  • Equip students with the skills they will need in the workplace or in further education or training
  • Give students technical knowledge, skills and understanding associated with Health and Social Care
  • Empower students to take chare of their own learning and development
  • Provide a range of teaching, learning and assessment styles to motivate students to achieve success
  • Include visits and placements to provide evidence in this coursework assessed course
  • Introduce students to work-related learning

Course content

Course Delivery: Examples of units delivered on the course include:

  • Developing effective communication in Health and Social Care
  • Equality, diversity and rights in Health and Social Care
  • Health, safety and security in Heath and Social Care

Units delivered may change depending on the needs of the group. We aim to make the lessons as active and practical as possible and students will experience trips, work experience, visiting speakers and role play as part of the learning experience.

Entry requirements

You should have 4 C’s and 2 D’s at GCSE or equivalent.


Coursework is linked to evidence produced for a range of assessment criteria and collated in students’ portfolios. To succeed you will need to be well organised, motivated and committed to this vocationally based course. In Years 12 and 13 students will complete a portfolio of evidence using a variety of work related learning and practical activities. BTEC qualifications are graded at Pass, Merit and Distinction.

Future opportunities

This qualification will lead to degree courses in health, nursing, social work, occupational health, physiotherapy, teaching, Early Years, play, family support work and other related careers. The course puts students in a very strong position when applying for all Health And Social Care based courses such as Nursing and Midwifery. Higher Education establishments like BTEC students who have had the opportunity of placements in care settings and who are used to presenting evidence based work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dallam School directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years