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National Diploma in Social Care (BTEC Level 3) at New College Swindon

Course description

The course is planned so that you can learn about the caring community, including various groups and organisations working with children and young individuals, those who have a disability, vulnerable adults and older people with a range of social care needs, in a variety of settings.

You will be able to develop interests and skills which will help with your future life and career.

Course content

You will study units such as:

  • Care and support planning
  • Keep individuals safe
  • Creative and Therapeutic Activities
  • Introduction to counselling
  • Skills to support Independent Living

BTEC L3 National Diploma in Social Care is equivalent to 2 A Levels (2 units are externally assessed).

Entry requirements

You should have an interest in caring for other people in the community or a setting.

You should be keen to learn, prepared to work hard and be interested in working with others. You will need to be well organised and show initiative in the planning of your work.

All applicants will be considered on their merits, but you will need at least five GCSEs at grade C including English. Some knowledge of Information Technology would be useful.

You will come in to contact with children and vulnerable people during this course. To ensure their safety and yours, you must have a favourable DBS (Disclosure and Barring service) check before starting this course.

Future opportunities

This vocational course can lead to jobs in the Social Care sector such as support/care workers. This course can also lead to further study at University to gain qualifications in Social work, studying at degree level. It can also lead to the HNC/D Health and Social Care.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 April 2016

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