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Welcome to Cirencester College Health, Care and Beauty


LEVEL 3 BTEC CERTIFICATE/NATIONAL EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE • This course helps build the necessary practical skills and understanding to provide learners with a firm grounding in the principles of health and social care, enabling progression into employment or higher education. • The BTEC Certificate course carries the equivalence of 1 GCE AS Level (with the opportunity for progression to an equivalent A-Level) • The BTEC Extended Diploma course carries the equivalence of 3 GCE A Levels.


Units Studied in Year 1 BTEC Certificate and Diploma students: Unit 1: Developing Effective Communication Unit 2: Equality Diversity and Rights Unit 4: Development Through the Life Stages In addition BTEC Diploma students will study: Unit 5: Anatomy and Phsiology Unit 6: Personal and Professional Development Unit 10: Caring for Children and Young People Unit 12: Public Health Unit 21: Nutrition for Health and Social Care Unit 24: Introduction to Counselling Skills Unit 26: Caring for Individuals with Additional Needs Unit 27: Dealing with Challenging Behaviour Unit 28: Caring for Older People Unit 40: Dementia Care


Work experience and links to the workplace form a central part of the programme. • Potential careers the course may prepare you for include: • Nursing • Midwifery • Counselling • Occupational Therapy • Social Work • Early Years Teaching



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