Health & Social Care Level 3

egg-timerFull Time
arrowLevel 3
hat16-18, Adult FT
calendar2 Years
pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 07/09/2020

This is an interesting and challenging two year full time course which is designed for students wishing to gain employment in the health and social care sector, or progress to university to study at degree level on a range of vocational and academic courses relating to health and social care.

Who is this Course for?

This course is designed for 16-18 year old and adult learners, the course will include a substantial amount of careers related learning designed to support progression to the suitable next step, this could include educational trips, employability skills and employer encounters such as guest speakers. For 16-18 year old learners this will be delivered as a study programme which includes math and English where applicable and work experience.

What progression and career opportunities will I gain?

On completion of the BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care Extended Diploma, you have a number of options. This qualification enables you to apply for jobs within health and social care, such as support worker. You will also have the entry requirements for roles such as a Clinical Support Worker.

You will also be eligible to apply for further study, such as the HND Diploma in Health and Social Care at Lancaster & Morecambe College, or apply for Higher Education through UCAS to study for a degree at a number of universities.

Previous students have gone on to study

• HND Diploma in Health and Social Care

• Adult Nursing Degrees

• Social Work degrees

• Criminology and Psychology degrees

• Youth and Community Work degrees

• Occupational Therapy degrees

Employment routes of previous students:

• Support Worker

• Care Worker

• Medical Receptionist

• Teaching Assistant

You will need a qualification in Science to progress on to a Nursing related Degree at University.

What are the entry requirements for the course?

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C OR a Level 2 related qualification at a Merit PLUS GCSE maths and English at grade C/4 or higher. Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

What does the course involve?

The course involves both academic study and vocational practice. Throughout the two years you will study such modules as:

• Public Health

• Communication

• Development through the Life Stages

• Physiological Disorders

• Dementia

• Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care

• Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care

• Safeguarding Adults

You will also undertake industrial placements on both the first and second year of the course. These will be made up of a block placement of one week, plus a day placement every week throughout the duration of the course. It is throughout the placement experience that you will be able to apply theory to practice and to develop and extend your knowledge and skills within health and social care and uphold health and social care values.

You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of health and social care settings.

How will I be Assessed?

You will be assessed continuously throughout the course. Formal assessments are in the form of assignments which can take many forms such as: written reports, presentations, essays and analysis of case studies.

You will also be assessed whilst on placement by your placement supervisor.

What qualification will I get?

On completion of the full programme of study, you will achieve Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

This qualification enables progression to university. The number of UCAS points is dependent on the overall grade at the of the two-year course of study.

You will study the 90 credit Diploma in year 1, and then, following a positive tutor recommendation, can progress onto the Extended Diploma in Year 2.

What do I do Next?

For information, advice and guidance or to apply please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306

Download The Course Information Sheet