Health and Social Care
BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3
More than a qualification
We will offer you an exciting and personalised study programme wherever possible, so you get the learning experience and support you need to help meet your ambitions.
As well as learning your subject through varied teaching methods, you can enhance your skills
through high quality experience of work - with an employer or the college’s own business
operations. You can also take part in competitions, events and business idea workshops – all
designed to add value to your experience.
In short, we want to create the right programme around you. We’ll help you become an
innovative, creative team player so that you can become a valuable employee, progress in your
studies or start your own business – whatever fits your aspirations.
What will I study?
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care has been developed to provide learners with:
A nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification for entry into employment in the health and social care sectors
Progression routes to higher education
A period of work experience which acts as a focal point for learning and provides experience of sectors
A range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
What modules are covered?
There are thirteen mandatory units plus optional units in areas such as:
Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care
Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health & Social Care
Health, Safety and Security in Health & Social Care
Development through the Life Stages
Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Social Care
Personal and Professional Development in Health & Social Care
Sociological Perspectives for Health & Social Care
Psychological Perspectives for Health & Social Care
Plus Specialist Units e.g.
Caring for Children and Young People
Safeguarding Public Health
Physiology of Fluid Balances and Physiological Disorders
You will also study:
Functional Skills in English and Maths
What qualifications will I get?
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
We’ll give you the opportunity to improve your English and mathematics skills up to GCSE standard – depending on your individual needs.
How will I be assessed?
This qualification is internally assessed and externally verified by Edexcel. Learners will produce a professional development portfolio. This includes a professional practice log book and other records that will demonstrate the learner’s progression and development throughout the programme.
What is the entry process?
Direct application to the College followed by an interview.
What are the entry requirements?
Minimum qualifications: Full level 2
- A minimum of 5 GCSE's at grade C or above, one must be in English or equivalent qualification at Level 2, e.g. Functional Skills.
- All learners are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) disclosure.
What else do I need to know?
Work Placement/Other Activities - The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care includes 100 hours of mandatory work experience. Embedded within the qualification is the importance of reflection and evidence-based practice. All learners are required to have a clear Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check for placements in Health & Social Care settings.
Tutorial support is an integral part of the course and participation in the College Curriculum Enrichment Programme is encouraged.
For European Union students on full time courses (450+ hours) a refundable book deposit of £30 is required by the student. This is refundable at the end of the course.
All students working in a Health and Social Care students must have a clear Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check. This costs £44.00. Students are also required to purchase at least one placement T-shirt (£10) and a Course Textbook (£20) (Please note these fees are subject to change)
For over 19s there will be a charge for tuition fees and exam registrations. Funding may be available depending on previous qualifications.
Attendance - Students are expected to attend College each day from 9.00am - 4.15pm. We do not advise students to book holidays during term time as it can be disruptive to their education.
Transport For information on transport, please contact the Transport Office on 0300 45 600 47 or have a look at the advice given on our website www.warwickshire.ac.uk
What can I do after this course?
Learners are given the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in Health & Social Care Sector, or in the fields of medical science and investigations. Learners can progress to a wide range of Higher Education courses, e.g. the following areas:-
Nursing / Midwifery / Paramedics / Radiography / Teaching / Occupational Therapy / Health Informatics / Psychology / Sociology / Youth Work / Social Science / Health Studies / Foundation Degree Social Care and Community Studies.
Got a question about this course?
Telephone: 0300 45 600 49
Course tuition fees are free for UK students under 19yrs.
All students may be charged for materials e.g. equipment, clothing etc. All students pay a book deposit of £30 which is refundable at the end of the course.
UK students aged 19 and over will need to pay tuition fees as well as any materials, registration and exam fees. Some adults may be eligible for free tuition. Please contact us for more fee information.
The 24+ Advanced Learning Loan
If you are 24 or over at start of this course, you can apply for a new loan to cover the course fees. There are no repayments until the course is completed and you are earning £21000 or more. Therefore if you earn up to £21000 a year there’s nothing to pay back. If you earn £22000 a year your loan repayments would be as little as £7 per month. Call us for more information.
We make every effort to ensure that these course details are accurate. Warwickshire College reserves the right to make alterations. Fees may be indicative at the time of publishing.