Health & Social Care (BTEC)

Level 3 Sub Diploma / Level 3 Extended Diploma

Course Summary:

The course covers a huge range of topics and is designed to develop skills and experiences that enhance our learners’ chances of progressing to university or pursuing a career in the Health and Social Care sector. Typical topics include: Developing Effective Communication, Equality & Diversity and Anatomy and Physiology. For those looking to work in areas such as Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy we also offer a specialist health route to ensure our students leave with everything they need to progress onto these competitive courses.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • Kings College London – Psychology
  • The University of Salford – Sociology
  • The University of Stafford – Law
  • MMU – Psychology
  • MMU – Primary Education with QTS

Career destinations:

Health and Social Care is the ideal stepping stone to HE courses and careers in areas such as Nursing, Social Work and Teaching. Alternatively the skills acquired will lead into employment based training in the Health and Social Care sector. Former students are currently studying Adult Nursing at the University of Manchester, Mental Health Nursing at University of Huddersfield and Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements to study this course, but an interest in health and social care is preferred.

Assessment Method:

70% Coursework
30% Exam

The Extended Project:

We offer Pre-Teaching and First Aid Enrichment classes. These short courses help with university and job applications. In addition, we run a Workshop ‘drop in’ session for grade improvement or to catch up on coursework.

There is also a Heart-start  training course in emergency life support for all students.

Student Case Studies:

Ashley Robinson

Ashley Robinson

“I enjoy Health & Social Care because the teachers are very friendly and are always happy to help with problems. Also the topics covered in the course are varied and interesting and very suitable for the career I have in mind for the future. I hope to go on to university after College and study to become a paramedic.”

Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson

“I like this subject because it offers a wide variety of topics such as biology, communication and personal and professional development. So it really prepares you for the big wide world! It is a friendly environment here and appropriate for all types of study. When I leave College I plan to go on to university to study Nursing and then proceed to a course in midwifery.”