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Health & Social Care Level 3 at Sir John Gleed School

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care includes a minimum of 100 hours of mandatory work experience in 3 different settings and embedded within the course is the importance of reflection and evidence-based practice. This qualification is designed as a stand alone qualification that provides learners with knowledge and understanding of the health and social care sectors, and specialist knowledge and understanding according to the choice of specialist units studied.

Course content:

Mandatory (core) units:

  • Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Health, Safety and Security in Health & Social Care
  • Development Through the Life Stages
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Social Care
  • Personal & Professional Development in Health
  • Sociological Perspectives for Health & Social
  • Sociological Perspectives for Health & Social
  • Psychological Perspectives for Health & Social Care

Specialist units include:

  • Values and Planning in Social Care
  • Caring for Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence
  • Public Health
  • Physiological Disorders

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE’s at grade A* - C, preferably including English

Future opportunities

Progression routes:

To work

With further training or study, students can go into careers such as nursing, social work and residential care management. Alternatively, as this qualification pre-pares you for employment, it can lead to work and training in Registered care homes, Hospitals and primary care trusts, Nursing homes, Health centres

To study

On completion of the course a learner may decide to continue their study at a higher level at University. They also have the option of continuing study with another qualification eg, Apprenticeships

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Gleed School directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years