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Health and Social Care BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSE's graded A*-C including English or Maths at grade C/4 or above.

Why Should You Take This Course?
This course allows learners to explore and investigate the Health and Social Care sector through the delivery of six key units. Each unit will be exciting and unique, yet will encompass all aspects of Health and Social Care. The course provides the ideal foundation for those pursuing careers/progression into the sector by providing a practical and active learning experience.


Course content
This course is designed for students with an interest in a career in the health service or social services. It will focus on a wide range of client groups. Students will be encouraged to attend placement during the course within a Health and Social care setting. The one year course is equivalent to 1 AS and the two year course is equivalent to 1 A Level.
Students will cover the following compulsory units:
- Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
- Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
- Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
Three further units are covered which may include:
- Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
- Physiological Disorders
- Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through assignments/projects, case studies and practical work. There are no exams.

Are there any special expenses?
There will be a cost to travel to and from placements, plus a DBS check and uniform.

What could I do next?
This course could lead on to any Health or Social Care degree course, such as Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, or Allied Health Professions such as Physiotherapy, Radiography or Occupational Therapy.






How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post