Health & Social Care - Health Studies (BTEC Extended Diploma)

Health & Social Care - Health Studies (BTEC Extended Diploma)

Subject Area: Health & Social Care


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2019
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: 141903
  • Entry Requirements

    2 year programme

    5 GCSEs at grade 4(C) or above including English and/or maths and Science or Level 2 in a related subject including English and/or Science at grade 4 (C) or above.

    1 year programme

    If you achieve 4 GCSEs at a grade 4(C) including English and Science you can enroll on a year programme with the opportunity to then progress to the second year.

    Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) must be in place at enrolment & students must register with DBS Update Service

    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. Units you will study include: Working in Health & Social Care, Human Lifespan Development, Anatomy & Physiology, Research, Principles of Safe Practice, Meeting Individual Care Needs, Biochemistry for Health, Psychological Perspectives and Scientific Techniques for Health Science.

    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. It is essential that students have the ability to meet assessment deadlines. The programme also has 3 units with external exams and 1 unit with an external task set by BTEC.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    This study programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career within allied health professions including; midwifery, operation department practice, radiography and paramedic science.

    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 range of placements, which will help you decide on your next steps to achieving your career aim.

    Next Steps

    The range of higher education degree courses that learners can progress to include: Children’s Nursing, Midwifery, Health Visiting, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiography, Paramedic Science, Psychology, Physiology, and Operating Department Practice Bio-medical Science.

    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2019.

    For all students aged 19+ please visit our website

    Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.

    Additional Costs

    (Subject to change)

    £36.50 for textbooks, £14 polo shirt, £44 for enhanced DBS check (to be completed prior to enrolment) and £13 fee to register for the update service which students pay direct to DBS by debit or credit card