BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care | Walsall College

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

The course provides a sound background for a career in health and social care. The course combines both academic and practical aspects related to health and social care and can enable successful students to progress to the Higher National Certificate or related university degree programmes. The course is made up of core and optional units at each stage of the qualification and is equivalent to 3 A Levels. 200 mandatory placement hours in a suitable health and social care setting is also required.

The course is divided into various units covering a range of topics. These include:

  • Equality diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Developing effective communication in health and social care
  • Anatomy and physiology in health and social care

All applicants require a clean DBS check.

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5 GCSEs at grades C / GCSE grade 4 or above including English Language/Literature and/or Maths, or a Level 2 related qualification (minimum Extended Diploma) at overall Merit grade.

Can contribute towards UCAS points for progression to Foundation Degree in Community Health and Social Care or other health or care related higher education programmes, including healthcare practitioners; nursing; midwifery or social work.
(For progression to HE Health & Social Care courses you will require GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above.)

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Basic Information

Course Code H03F3HSC9P
Location Wisemore Campus
Level Level 3
Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Fee Aged 16-18: FREE, Aged 19 & Over: Call to speak to Student Finance
Start Date Sep 09 2019

Special Information

This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan - If finances have been holding you back from starting a course, you can now apply for a loan to help with the cost of these fees!



Maths & English Requirement

English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at:

  • A* - C or 4-9 - You will continue to study English and Maths but do not have to take another exam.
  • D or 3 - You will need to resit your GCSE English and Maths at college.
  • E, F or G / 1 or 2 - You will study for Functional Skills until you get to Level 1. Then you will take GCSE English and Maths.

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