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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at The Latimer Arts College

Course description

The Level 3 Health and Social Care Subsidiary Diploma is a course that can be studied alongside other A Levels and is accredited with UCAS points for university entrance, but has the advantage of being internally assessed so alleviates examination pressure.

It is a fascinating and worthwhile course that can lead to a variety of careers including Midwifery, Nursing, Dental Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Teaching, Social Work and in the Voluntary Sector. It combines well with A Levels such as Sociology, Psychology, PE and other BTEC qualifications.

Course content

At AS Level the course focuses on 3 compulsory units which include Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care, Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care and Health, Safety and Security.

At A2 students will study a further 3 units from areas such as Caring for Children, Psychological Perspectives and Health and Nutrition. 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* - C (or equivalent Level 2 passes)
including English and Maths


The assessment for each module depends on the achievement of specified learning outcomes, which are awarded Pass, Merit or Distinction dependent on quality of work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Latimer Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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    • The Latimer Arts College is a thriving, high performing school and I am privileged to be Principal.  Those in our learning community love contributing to our vibrant and exciting college life, supported by our Arts College ethos. Together we share one key aim: to secureoutstanding achievements for each individual by delivering excellence in all that we do.

      At The Latimer Arts College we place no boundaries on ambition, no limits on aspirations and no barriers in the way of achievement.  We are very proud of our students and to us, every child really does matter: we work tirelessly to make sure that each of our students feels valued, makes progress and achieves personal success so that they can be the best that they can be!

      Siobhan Hearne