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Pearson Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care (90 credit)

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Course content

Mandatory units

  • Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  • Development through the life stages

Optional units

  • Caring for children
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Public Health
  • Personal professional development

Who is the course for?

  • Learners who wish to extend their experience and knowledge in the health and social care sector.
  • Progression onto the full Diploma

Assessment method

  • In Unit format with course work that is graded by a combination of Pass, Merit and Distinction
  • 50 hours of work placement is required

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age within the first academic term of 2017/18
  • Have Level 2 Health and Social Care or related vocational area
  • Be working towards or have achieved Level 2 in English and Maths OR
  • 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C

Additional requirement

  • Related work experience
  • Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement and will be required to demonstrate academic ability.

Future opportunities / career options

Can lead to:

  • Further academic study
  • Care work
  • Charities
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Social work
  • Advice and guidance
  • Mental health
  • Disability support
  • Youth work

When is the course run?

Monday & Thursday 9am – 4pm starting Monday 11 September 2017

Course Fees

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 if you declare a disability and have an Education, Health & Care Plan).

For people aged 19 – 23 the course fee is £2330. Not everyone pays course fees, please see Money Matters for further information.

If you are aged 19 and already have a Level 3 the course fee is £4670 for which you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan