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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in
Health & Social Care

In order to complete a full level 3 qualification (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) you would need to complete both the 90-credit Diploma and the Extended Diploma over a two year period. If you are considering a career in a Health or Social Care related field then this course is an ideal choice for you.  This qualification will allow you to move into areas such as care work, enter university to study Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health, Occupational Therapy and other related courses such as Social Work, Criminology, and Youth Work.

What will I study?
We offer two pathways for Health and Social Care students. You will study 13 units over two years. Seven in year 1 and six in year 2 with a work placement day each week to complete your 100 hours of work placement. Work placements are chosen by you with support and guidance from our World of Work team, this gives you the option to choose one placement for the year or to give yourself a variety of work experience in different settings. All students will be required to complete a DBS police check before you begin your placement. Your work placement experience can give you a valuable edge over others when applying for university courses.

Students on the course progress onto university into subjects such as nursing, midwifery, criminology, Health and Social Care or Social Work.

Recommended Reading:
Course books are required, which can be borrowed for a whole year from the library.

If you have any questions about our courses please contact the Admissions team on 0800 3892 947 or via e-mail to info@bsix.ac.uk and we will arrange for a curriculum specialist to respond to your enquiry

There are eight full time- teachers in the department who teach on the course. Some of the teachers have been graded outstanding. Each member of the team has extensive industry and teaching experience. You will also have a personal tutor who will be one of your teachers.

Health and Social Care beyond the classroom and recent events:
Every year students experience a variety of outside professionals who come in to talk about the sector including nurses, mental health professionals, health promotion specialists and social workers. You will also take part in visits to relevant exhibitions and museums.