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Health and Social Care: Social Care Pathway, BTEC Extended Diploma
What will I do on this course?
This Level 3 Health and Social Care has two pathway options – health care or social care. These allow you to take a tailored approach to your career and provide the best opportunities for progression. The two-year course will develop your knowledge and practical skills in a wide range of industry subjects and include an industry placement of 315 hours per year.
Units include anatomy and physiology, development through the life stages, safe practice, research methods, dementia care, mental health, psychological perspectives, sociological perspectives and working with additional needs.
As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills, attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID) or Future Academy. You will also complete a work placement or extended industry placement. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.
How will I be assessed?
We’ll assess your coursework – which includes projects, assignments and presentations – and your practical activities both in College and at your industry placement. There are also four exams over the two years.
What could I do after this course?
This course will enable you to progress to the degree in Integrated Mental Health and Social Care or Health and Social Care Practice at University Centre Weston. You can progress to university in either health or social care related fields, or gain employment in a variety of areas, including youth work, family support or healthcare.
You’ll require five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification.
What our students say
Ella Jones-Loates, Health and Social care
“I enjoyed my course very much, particularly the teachers and the friends I've made”
Former school: Gordano
Course: Health and Social Care
What next? Going to university to study midwifery.