Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (QCF)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (QCF)

Subject Area: Health & Social Care

Course Overview

This study programme remains Health and Social Care focused with units that have a strong social care bias, that provide underpinning knowledge and vocational skills needed to be effective in health and social care settings. The study programme requires you to develop your research in more depth and foster more independent thought. Target grades will be strongly focused on to get you to your desired career aim. You will be assessed in a variety of ways including, projects, observations, leaflets, presentations, timed assessments and written reports. You will complete one work experience placement. You will also undertake English and Maths at the appropriate level to support future progression (if not completed to required level).

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  • Start Date: Sep, 2016
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: SHC43F2

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Year 1 Pearson BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Health & Social Care (QCF)

Returning 'student declaration' sheet to support DBS Check supplied in previous year.

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

Last year the majority of students progressed into universities such as University of Suffolk, ARU and UEA; full time employment or into part-time employment. Typically HE progression is into study areas like: Adult Nursing, Learning Disabilities or Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Youth & Community Work, Housing/Welfare Services and Care Management.

Tuition Costs

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

For all students aged 19+ fees are £2725. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at

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.