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BTEC LEVEL 3 IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

E R A C EXAMINATION BOARD Edecxel

AIMS OF THE COURSE

BTEC HSC Level 3 National Diploma offers a practical and relevant start to a person interested in a career in the caring, health or social sector.

The NHS is the main employer has a continual need for doctors, nurses, ambulance staff and support staff, and there are further opportunities to work in the NHS in the social care in hospitals, educational settings and residential homes.

It is 100% coursework with work experience. This course is equivalent to two A Levels.

WHAT WILL I LEARN ON THIS COURSE?

You will develop key financial capability skills that are relevant to everyday life/situations as well as to develop core personal skills including communication, numeracy, IT and the ability to analyse and evaluate. You will become a more confident, informed and responsible financial services consumer and have the opportunity to take ownership of the planning of your own personal finances. You will have the opportunity to understand how external factors and the financial services industry impact on individuals’ personal financial management. Depending on your career choices and your other subjects you can choose to do several different sizes of this qualification.

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• Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to 1 A Level) • 90 credit Diploma (equivalent to 1.5 A Level) • Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels) • Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

ASSESSMENT

STRUCTURE AND CONTENT

This course allows pathways to be open onto to many courses like: Apprenticeship Level 3 CACHE; Apprenticeship Level 2 HSC; University courses like Midwifery to Social Care; Counsellor, Youth Worker and Teaching and many more courses linked to the social, health or care sector.

Units you will complete are:

Year 1 Unit 1 – Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care Unit 2 – Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health & Social Care Unit 3 – Health, Safety and Security in Health & Social Care Unit 10 – Caring for Children and Young People Unit 20 – Promoting Health Education Unit 21 – Nutrition for Health & Social Care

Year 2 Unit 24 – Introduction to Counselling Skills for Health & Social Care settings Unit 4 – Development Through the Life Stages Unit 5 – Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Social Care Unit 6 – Personal and Professional Development in Health & Social Care Unit 7 – Sociological Perspectives for Health & Social Care Unit 8 – Psychological Perspectives for Health & Social Care Unit 6 – Personal and Professional Development in Health & Social Care. This is a work experience unit and will take place over two years.

•  12 coursework units over 2 years.

WHERE CAN I GO AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General


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