BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 80% Coursework, 20% External Assessment
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 vocational entry requirements apply. The minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 OR at least 3 GCSE subjects at Grade 4 alongside alternative GCSE equivalent requirements. At least one of Maths or English Language must be Grade 4 and neither lower than Grade 3. For this course you must have a GCSE Grade 4 or above in Science. If the subject applied for has been taken previously, then at least a Grade 4 at GCSE or Merit at BTEC or OCR Level 2 is required.

This is a rewarding and challenging course that prepares you for a career working in a caring environment. It is particularly suitable if you are interested in working in the Health Service or wish to go on to university.

Your course

The course looks at many areas including:

  • Human Life Span
  • Working in the Health & Social Care Sector
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Nutritional Health

You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in a range of health and social care environments in order to relate theory to practice and explore career options.

This will be through a variety of placements and you will be expected to travel to these placements.

An enhanced DBS check will be carried out on your suitability to work with children which you will be required to pay for, currently £40.00 (price subject to change).

Entry requirements

Standard Level 3 vocational entry requirements apply. The minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 OR at least 3 GCSE subjects at Grade 4 alongside alternative GCSE equivalent requirements. At least one of Maths or English Language must be Grade 4 and neither lower than Grade 3. For this course you must have a GCSE Grade 4 or above in Science. If the subject applied for has been taken previously, then at least a Grade 4 at GCSE or Merit at BTEC or OCR Level 2 is required.

Please note: If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or Maths you will be required to continue studying these alongside your college course.

Higher Education Progression

Many of our students progress onto the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies or a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and Care (Top Up) at Selby College or apply for university.

Potential Careers

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Midwife
  • Clinical Support Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Social Worker

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 80% Coursework, 20% External Assessment
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 vocational entry requirements apply. The minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 OR at least 3 GCSE subjects at Grade 4 alongside alternative GCSE equivalent requirements. At least one of Maths or English Language must be Grade 4 and neither lower than Grade 3. For this course you must have a GCSE Grade 4 or above in Science. If the subject applied for has been taken previously, then at least a Grade 4 at GCSE or Merit at BTEC or OCR Level 2 is required.

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