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BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Bury College

Course description

This qualification provides the knowledge required to progress in health and social care and will prepare you for employment in the sector or for higher education. The units studied are relevant to a variety of careers within the health and social care sector. You will gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas related to health and social care in practical, active and work-related situations. Work experience is a key feature of the course and is used to support personal and professional development. You will prepare a self-development plan reflecting personal abilities, goals and career aspirations and identify vocational work placements, formal study and voluntary activity to enhance your knowledge, skills and practice. You are required to complete a minimum of 200 hours of work experience divided between three different placements. To be successful on the course you will need to be able to use communication skills to solve problems, meet deadlines and work effectively as part of a team. A commitment to studying on a full-time course is essential.

Entry requirements

Five or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) to include English Language.

Financial information

For fee enquiries please call 0161 280 8339.

Further information

To find more information please call our Advice and Guidance team on 0161 280 8280.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 February 2018
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    • Bury College has invested over £40 million in recent years developing its town centre campus.  The campus now includes:

      • The Millennium Centre - a dedicated sixth form centre with Science laboratories, IT and Media suites, learning resource centre, canteen and recording studios.
      • The Woodbury Centre - houses a new library, industry standard art sudios, new outdoor space, hair, beauty and holistic salons, restaurant and bistro and specialist facilities to support students with learning differences and/or disabilities.
      • Beacon Centre - has a theatre, dance and rehearsal studios, digital language laboratories.
      • Prospects Centre - houses specialist laboratories, workshops and IT suites.
      • Innovation Centre - fully equipped workshop, IT suites and computer aided design studios.
      • Construction Skills Centre - purpose built for construction courses.
      • Enterprise Centre - Specialist IT facilities and classrooms.
      • PlayFootball Centre - six 5-a-side and two 7-a-side pitches.