Pearson BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF) (for students aged 16-17)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF) (for students aged 16-17)

Subject Area: Health & Social Care

Course Overview

This study programme provides the underpinning knowledge and vocational skills needed to be effective in a wide range of health & social care settings. You will study a range of units covering topics like: Working in Health & SC, Human Lifespan Development, Anatomy & Physiology, Meeting individual care needs. You will be expected to successfully complete two work placements in the first year and take part in visits to a range of services in the local area, putting into practice what you have learnt on the course. You will be assessed in a variety of ways including: written exams, projects, observations, leaflets, presentations, timed assessments and written reports. You will also undertake English and Maths at the appropriate level to support future progression opportunities.

  • Start Date: Sep, 2016
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: SHC43F0

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English Language or a BTEC Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care or related vocational area. All students who have not achieved a grade C or above in GCSE English or Maths or both will need to study an English or/and Maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.

Students must have a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and provide evidence of registration with the Update Service.

Suitable applicants who have completed Year 1 of A Levels may consider this qualification as a top up for UCAS points or professional practice.

Course Highlights

You are taught by experienced health professionals, who will pass on their knowledge and expertise in the field to you. You also have the opportunity to gain experience by taking part in a wide range of placements, which will help you decide on your next steps to achieving your career aim, including access to Higher Education. We are very pleased to inform you that we have an ‘accord’ (agreed relationships) with University of Suffolk that if you get your required grade you will be guaranteed an interview. UCAS success has been very strong this year.

Next Steps

Students who complete this course may progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

On successful completion of the study programme last year: 50% of students progressed onto full time employment; 42% onto Universities such as Christchurch Canterbury and East London; 4% into voluntary work and 2% into part-time employment the remaining 2% did further FE courses. From this course students may progress into HE study professions such as Adult Nursing, Learning Disabilities or Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Youth & Community Work, Housing/Welfare Services & Care Management.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 - 18 on 31 August 2016

Additional Costs

£23 for textbook and £14 polo shirt, with £44 for enhanced DBS check to be completed prior to enrolment (accurate at time of publication). Students may be asked for additional contributions for visits if planned in the year.

Karri Crisp

The course was fantastic – I loved everything about it.

The tutors are amazing, such a supportive team. They helped me with whatever I needed.

The College is such a nice place to learn and relax. You never feel uptight or pressured.

I am hoping to become a teacher and thanks to the course, I am about to start a degree in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Suffolk.