Health and Social Care is a course for anyone interested in working with people of a variety of ages and in a range of settings. This could range from babies or children, people with special needs or learning difficulties, families and young people, to the elderly. If you have an approachable, trustworthy, enthusiastic and compassionate nature, this course may be for you!
Throughout the course teaching, learning and assessment is applied to health and social care practice and the range of client groups and situations where care and support take place.
As part of the course you will study a range of core units and additional units to make up the size of the qualification that you have chosen. Core units include Human Lifespan Development, Working in Health and Social Care, Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care, Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs, Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care and Promoting Public Health
As part of the Extended Diploma courses you will be required to complete 100 placement hours, across the two years, in a range of settings. As part of the Diploma courses you will also be encouraged to gain additional voluntary experience over the duration of the course to enrich your learning and support your progression after college.
Studying Health and Social Care will enable you to progress into Higher Education to pursue many different careers including – Adult, Children or Mental Health Nursing, Radiography, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health Degrees, Midwifery and many more!
To study a BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma or Extended Certificate, you will need at least five Cs at GCSE.
Completion of a Disclosure and Barring Application is required for all courses (except Level 3 Extended Certificate) as gaining work experience with a range of vulnerable client groups is an essential requirement of these courses.
BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Diploma and BTEC Extended Certificate
Extended Diploma – External assessment: 42% Coursework: 58%
Diploma – External assessment: 46% Coursework: 54%
Extended Certificate – External assessment: 58% Coursework: 42%