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Health & Social Care BTEC Diploma Level 3 (QCF) at Kensington and Chelsea College

Course description

The BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care covers a wide range of topics including elements of Psychology and Sociology and applies these to real life settings such as early years education and residential care to name just a few. 

Course content

Units includes
Students study a number of units including:
• Developing effective communication in Health and Social Care
• Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
• Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
• Development through the Life Stages

Entry requirements

This is a Level 3 course. You will need a Level 2 Diploma in a related subject at Merit or Distinction, or a Pass on the Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care, or at least three GCSEs at grades A*-C. Entry will also be subject to satisfactory references and interview.


As a BTEC course all units are assessed by coursework.

Future opportunities

This subject is useful for those wishing to enter professions such as teaching, nursing, midwifery, social work and work within the care sector. 

Further information

Kensington and Chelsea College has two sites based near Kings Road in Chelsea – with its fashionable boutiques and cafes, and Notting Hill by Portobello Road – with its world famous markets and iconic stalls selling vintage and cutting edge fashion. 

Each year Kensington and Chelsea College hosts dozens of exhibitions, shows, master classes and networking opportunities to help students raise their profile and establish industry contacts even before they have left the College.

As a young person coming to college you can expect to be treated as an adult and be given access to a wide range of support should you need it:

• Careers support
• Study support
• Tutorial support

We also run a wide range of activities and services for students to help you get the very most of your time at college:

• Student Council
• Student News
• Hair and Beauty Salons at Kensington and Chelsea College
• Nursery

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kensington and Chelsea College directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016
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