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|Introduction||The BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care course is a two year, full-time programme. Most students will 'top-up' to this qualification after completing the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care in year one.
This course will offer you a broad understand of the health and social care sector and the skills to work within the sector on completion of the qualification or progression to higher education .
You will develop work-ready skills such as teamwork and good communication combined with experience of research, extended writing and meeting deadlines. You will cover units such as Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Social Care; Nutritional Health; Sociological Perspectives; Understanding Public Health and a range of other units.|
|Study Outline||All students will be enrolled onto the Extended Diploma in year two,. There are 13 units in the Extended Diploma. You will attend a variety of health and social care settings one day a week to fulfil the 150 minimum placement hours required to complete the Extended Diploma alongside your academic studies in college.
|Entry Requirements||Successful completion of the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care & 4 Grade A*-C (or 4 and above) at GCSE level(including English Language). All students are required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), this will be arranged by the college following interview.
|Equipment||You will require stationery equipment, uniform, which is to be worn whilst in placement, and text books.
|Attendance||2 years, full time to complete the Extended Diploma .Excellent attendance is required both in College and in the practical placement. Learners are required to attend all lectures/classes.
|Assessment||There are 7 units to complete in year 2 of this programme. Five are coursework based, one is exam based and one is an external research project marked by Pearson's
|Progression||On successful completion there are a variety of potential careers that you can explore as the qualification enables you to apply for employment in a supporting/supervisory capacity for example as care assistant in a range of settings. It is also possible for you to progress into higher education as the qualifications hold the maximum 168 UCAS points. Degree programmes you could progress onto include: Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Occupation Therapy, Speech and Language Therapists, Youth Work, Sociology, Psychology, Criminology etc.
|Qualification||BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (equivalent to 3 A Levels)
|Awarding Body||Pearson Edexcel |
|Suitable for Higher Education?||Y|
|Suitable for Individuals?||Y|
|Suitable for Employers?||N|