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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at King George V College

Course description

It’s about people.

Health and Social Care is about supporting and caring for people who for a variety of reasons – age, illness, disabilities, abuse, exploitation and mental health issues – find themselves in difficult circumstances and struggle to live a well-balanced life.

Do you want to make a difference to these people’s lives? Are you interested in a challenging and rewarding career? Are you a caring, hardworking and supportive person? If you can answer YES to these questions then a career in health and social care is just for you.

Course content

Communication is an essential skill in this sector; so you will learn about effective communication tools (including the chance to learn to sign language) and how technological aids can help and improve information.

All individuals have the right to be treated equally and fairly; this unit will provide you with the knowledge of diverse backgrounds and people that are vulnerable and those in need.

The safety of everyone in a health and social care setting is extremely important so you will focus on basic first aid procedures that could be used in health and social care settings.

‘We are what we eat’ it is said; you will develop an understanding of the impact of diet on our wellbeing, and how it can boost and damage our health.

You learn about how to promote good health and you will create and produce a small-scale health campaign.

These units are taught through a variety of activities which include discussions, interactive quizzes using the latest technology, projects, practical workshops, studying in a realistic working environment, self study, group work and work placement tasks and visits.

Entry requirements

A student must normally achieve 5 GCSE's at grades A* - C including English Language or Mathematics OR achieve a Merit in a relevant BTEC Level 2 Diploma and a C in GCSE English Language or Mathematics OR achieve at least a C grade in a Higher Diploma.

Further information

We pride ourselves on the outstanding support we offer to our students, plus we have excellent resources so you can fully achieve your potential and truly experience the world of care. We have two dedicated computer suites, well qualified and experienced staff, plus access to a range of work experience placement opportunities in health, care and children’s services. These mean that most of our students go on to have interesting and successful careers in nursing, midwifery, social work, teaching, paramedics, counselling and health-visiting.

Every year the department gives out the annual Health and Social Care award for outstanding achievement in the subject, as well as an award for the ‘Best Work Experience Project’. Recent activities outside of the classroom include a trip to see the exhibits from the famous Body Worlds, the anatomical exhibition of real human bodies by Gunther Van Hagens at Liverpool One and an open day at the Emergency Services Training Centre on the Wirral.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King George V College directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016

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