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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Advanced Technical Award Level 3


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care FT-B



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Level
Level 3
Mode of Study
Full Time
Course Type
Further Education
Location
Banbridge Campus

OVERVIEW

This course provides much of the underpinning knowledge for the national occupational standards in health and social care and consequently act as a robust introduction to the sector. You will benefit from gaining a number of mandatory units as well as a wide range of optional and specialist optional units. You will also benefit from gaining work experience in the sector.

This course is equivalent to three A-Levels and will prepare you for employment in the health and social care sector or progression to higher education. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age on or before 1st July in the year of proposed entry to the course and have recently been in education to key stage 4 (completion of compulsory education).

Applicants should normally hold the following: 

a)    15 points or greater at GCSE, consisting of at least 4 GCSEs at Grade C, or equivalent; OR

b)    BTEC Level 2 First Diploma or equivalent at Pass or above with an overall profile equating to 15 points; OR

c)     NVQ Level 2 (in relevant subject area); OR

d)    Leaving Certificate – a profile equivalent to 12 points (of which 3 subjects must be achieved at Grade C3 or better at Ordinary Level) pre-2017. From 2017 onwards, or entry in 2018, 3 subjects must be achieved at 04 or better at Ordinary Level.

The College will review the qualifications and/or experience held by applicants and will consider whether this profile shows an ability to progress towards a level 3 qualification. 

Please note: In certain circumstances the College may reduce this requirement if it is deemed that the candidate has demonstrated the commitment, understanding and knowledge of the subject.

Applicants who do not possess GCSE English Language at Grade C or higher (or equivalent) must be able to demonstrate as part of their application they can communicate in written and spoken English Language to an acceptable level to succeed in the course. The College reserves the right to refer any applicant to appropriate English Language or Literacy classes until their level of fluency in written and spoken English is sufficient to allow participation in other areas of study.

The College will review the qualifications and/or experience held by applicants and will consider whether this profile shows an ability to progress towards a level 3 qualification.

Attendance at Pre-Entry Advice Sessions (individual or group interviews) is advisable in the selection of candidates in all courses. 

MODULES

  • Human Lifespan Development.
  • Working in Health and Social Care.
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care.
  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care.
  • Meeting Individual Care and support Needs.

DURATION

2 Years

ASSESSMENT

Assessment includes a range of methods including external, internal and synoptic assessments.

PROGRESSION

On successful completion of this course you may enter into professional training such as nursing, midwifery, social work and occupational therapy.

Alternatively you may progress to the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care/ Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice (Integrate Health and Social Care) RQF at the College, or other degrees in related areas such as sociology or psychology.

HOW TO APPLY

All full-time courses starting in September 2022 are open for applications. Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application. 

If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.

CONTACT

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IMPORTANT COURSE & DELIVERY STATEMENT

In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, Southern Regional College may have to amend the delivery methods for a number of courses for the new academic year, or should the need arise effect a temporary College closure. This may also lead to restrictions when accessing student services. Please be assured that the safety of our students is paramount and as such we will be implementing a range of measures in line with government advice and protocols. We will make all appropriate and reasonable adjustments to maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and learning and our support services.

In accordance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015, you will be notified of any such changes, the reasons for the changes and any options available to you to avoid such changes having an adverse impact on your future career. All higher education students and applicants should refer to the Consumer Protection page.


FEES POLICY

Information about our fees policy including details on registration and reduced fees as well as refunds can be found HERE

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  • Course Code
    P2764BF
  • Start Date
    05/09/2022
  • Day and Time
    Subject to Timetable
  • Weeks
    34
  • Fees
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