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

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

Subject Area: Health & Social Care

Course Overview

This study programme has a health focus, underpinning knowledge and vocational skills needed to be effective in health & social care settings. You will study topics such as: Working in Health & SC, Human Lifespan Development, Anatomy & Physiology, Meeting individual care needs. You will be expected to successfully complete two work placements and take part in visits to a range of services in the local area and put 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.

  • Start Date: Sep, 2016
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: SHS43F0

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and Science or a BTEC Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care or related area with level 2 Functional Skills English and GCSE Science.

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.

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.

Course Highlights

On this study programme, 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 excellent 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 (Health Sciences) or on to Higher Education (with significant UCAS points).

Last year, the majority of students progressed onto Universities such as University of Suffolk, UEA; full-time employment or part-time employment.

From this course, students may progress into HE study professions such as Children's Nursing, Midwifery, Health Visiting, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiography or Paramedics and can also lead to degrees in subjects such as Biomedical Science, Forensic Psychology and Physiology.

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.