The Health and Social Care sector is dependent on passionate and fully trained professionals. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, enables you to progress into these career prospects by combining work experience within the sector and academic study. The course is delivered over two years and covers a range of units, including Human Lifespan Development, Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Safe Practice in a HSC Environment, and Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

After completing the BTEC two year course you can progress into employment and embark on further occupational training. Alternatively you can progress onto Higher Education at University, training in Social Work, Paramedic Science, Nursing and other professions.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Academic progression is to access to HE (Social Work, Nursing and Health Professions).

Work progression to job roles such as Project Worker, Day Care Officer and Assistant Social Worker etc.

What jobs can I get? 

Our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma can lead to careers in:

·         Nursing (Adult, Mental Health, Learning Disability, & Children’s branches )

·         Midwifery

·         Social Work

·         Paramedic Science

·         Physiotherapy

·         Youth Work

·         Probation

·         Counselling

·         Health & Social Care

·         Nutrition

·        Psychology

·         Occupational Therapy

 

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4  including English, Maths and Science. Alternatively successful completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification e.g. Level 2 Science, and have achieved a Level 2 Functional Skill in English and Maths.

What about work experience? 

As part of the study programme you will be required to complete a minimum of 45 days (315 hours)  work placement in both years 1 and 2.  This is mainly completed in residental homes for the elderly.

International entry requirements 

If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you will need to have UKVI IELTS 5.5. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons. For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
HAN3FD006A 07/09/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

International Fees 

For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course content

Course Content 

The course is delivered over two years and covers a range of units, including Human Lifespan Development, Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Safe Practice in a HSC Environment, and Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs


 

More info

Start Day/Time 

Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Level 3

Awarding Body 

BTEC

Curriculum Area 

Applied Science, Care and Foundation Studies - Childcare and Health & Social Care

More about the course 

At Bournemouth & Poole College, we are seeking dedicated, motivated and innovative students who want to make a positive contribution in the Health and Social Care sector.

Students require an interview and candidates will need a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above, including: English, Maths and Science. Alternatively successful completion of a Level 2 Extended Dipoma in Health and Social Care passed at a minimum  of a B, accompanied with Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths.

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Level 3

Awarding Body 

BTEC