This course prepares you for a variety of careers in health and social care, for example, Nursing, Social Work, Probation, Youth Work, Radiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. You will study a range of subjects including equality, diversity and rights in health and social care, first aid, human physiology, and effective communication. You will also attend work placements in different settings for 300 hours.
|Study Type:||Full Time|
|Academic Level:||Level 3|
|Awarded by:||Pearson (BTEC)|
One year course. On successsful completion, you can progress to the Extended Diploma in the second year.
|UCAS Course Code||0|
18 units over 2 years.
Specialist units which may include:
The course forms the main vocational element in your individual programme of study which will also include an opportunity to improve your GCSEs in English and Maths if you do not already have these. Work experience in a health care or early years setting is an essential part of the course.
Fees for 2018/19: £3,687
Please note: Fees are for 2018/19 entry and are for home and EU students. Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 25 who have a valid EHCP, are not charged for course fees. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.
All applicants will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS check before starting the course. The cost of this is £52.
Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, Maths and preferably a Science. We will also require a satisfactory reference from your school for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.
A level 2 Diploma at Merit, plus English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above, plus a good reference from your tutor for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.
Please note, all applicants will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS check before starting the course.
If you are successful on this course you may progress to Higher Education, professional training or directly into a range of occupations in health and social care.
Potential career routes in the Health and Social Care industry:
Last updated - 21/02/18