Health & Social Care

About This Course
This qualification is an in-depth study of the health and social care sector. 

The BTEC Extended Diploma is a two year full-time programme which intends to equip all leaners with an engaging and in-depth study of the essential knowledge, understanding and skills needed for a career in the health and social care sector. The list of potential careers that students could achieve one day with a qualification from this course are endless. 

One of the ways in which this course helps to prepare students is by providing an opportunity to complete 100 hours work experience in a variety of health and social care settings. For example, pharmacies, GP surgeries, nursing homes, hospitals and health centres. Students are encouraged to be autonomous in stepping out to arrange their own work experiences based upon their interests and desired profession.

Supporting the students are a dedicated team of experienced health and social care teachers to help students build an insightful and thorough foundation of knowledge students can use as a stepping stone to progress onto their chosen undergraduate course or apprenticeship programme. 

Course Content & Assessment
This Level 3 National Extended Diploma is equivalent in size to three A Levels and comprises of 13 units of which 8 are mandatory and 4 are externally assessed. 
All remaining units are internally assessed.

What could this course lead to?
Successful completion of all 13 units will fully prepare students for a range of health and social care degree programmes or jobs within the profession. 
The qualification is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for many relevant courses, for example: 
Nursing, Social Work, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Health and Social Care, Early Childhood studies and any other health related or higher education qualification.

What do I need to study this course?
Grade 4+ English
Grade 4+ Mathematics
Grade P2 Health & Social Care level 2

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