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Health and Social Care - BTEC Certificate leading to Subsidary Diploma at Coleg y Cymoedd

Course description

This subject is part of the full time A level Programme. To apply for this subject you need to apply for the A Level or Combined Programme A Level Programme - You will need to choose 3 or 4 AS Levels to study the A Level Programme Combined Programme - You will need to choose 1 or 2 AS Levels combined with a vocational option. Vocational options include: Applied Science, IT, Business, Criminology, Law, Sports and Exercise Sciences, or Health and Social Care.

If you consider yourself to be a caring person who likes to look after others, then it is worth considering studying Health and Social Care.

Course content

The course enables you the opportunity to gain essential skills and practical experience, which will prove to be a useful asset within the Health and Social Care sector. The modules covered on this course include:

Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care, Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health & Social Care, Health, Safety and Security in Health & Social Care, Nutrition for Health & Social Care, Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence and Physiological Disorders.

It is equivalent to 1 A Level and 60 credits (120 UCAS points).

Entry requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


You will be assessed through coursework.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course can enable you to pursue a career in a number of areas, including; Nursing homes, Day centres, Hospitals, Occupational therapy departments, Radiography departments, Social care placements, Nurseries, Physiotherapy. Many learners apply to and are offered places at university to study for a degree in related subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coleg y Cymoedd directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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