If you want to develop your knowledge, skills and practical experience to help you prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career and further study in health or social care this health and social care course including health sciences could be the one for you.
The course will provide you with a good foundation for many degree courses including diagnostic radiography, oncology and radiotherapy and midwifery. It helps develop study skills, self- confidence and communication skills through group work, role plays and presentations.
The Health and Social Care (Health Sciences) BTEC Extended Diploma is made up of 18 units of study.
You will learn about:
5 GCSEs at A*-C grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language, Maths and Science.
A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required and will be carried out at the start of the course.
BTEC Health and Social Care courses are assessed mostly by course work however there will also be some exams. Assessment methods include written assignments, worksheets, role plays, practical assessments, observations, photographic records and workbooks.
Health and social care is one of the largest industry sectors and offers a huge choice of careers. Students who successfully complete this course can apply to university/higher education for careers/courses such as nursing, midwifery, radiography/radiotherapy, social work, early childhood studies, occupational therapy, youth and community work, operating department practitioner, applied social sciences, psychology and sociology.
Staff and Facilities:
You will learn from highly qualified staff with a range of academic and health and social care work related backgrounds. Students also benefit from our strong partnerships with local health and social care employers. The excellent facilities for our health and social care students include well equipped learning areas and medical practice rooms.
Will the course suit me?
This course is suitable for those interested in working and developing careers with vulnerable people of all ages and abilities in a health or social care capacity. You should have a caring personality, be patient, sensitive, non-judgemental and be able to communicate well. You need to have excellent time management skills in order to manage course work targets and deadlines.
You may be entitled to help from the college’s Learner Support Fund with the cost of your DBS check, course placement uniform, trips and anything else you need to buy for your course.