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Health and Social Care (Health Sciences) (Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma) - Full-time

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Course outline

This course is perfect if you have a passion for, and interest, in science and want to explore degree level study and career options in a healthcare Science, Nursing and Midwifery, social care or any medical profession.

You will learn about:

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Nutritional Health
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Genetics

You can expect to develop academic skills alongside practical competence through attending a placement, 2 days a week, across a variety of healthcare settings. You’ll also find out about career opportunities and get expert advice on your next steps.

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Location Date
664 Nuthall Road
Basford
Nottingham
NG8 6AQ

Start: 7th September 2020

Course code: C000082 / Q002620

Qualification

BTEC National Foundation Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care (Health Sciences)

Duration

1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9– 4 (A*– C), including English Language, Science and Maths – all of these must be grades 9– 4 (A*– C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths. You can also gain a place by having a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification with English and Maths GCSE grades 9– 4 (A*– C).

Assessment

Assessment is a combination of externally assessed exams and internally assessed coursework.

Progression

Upon successful completion of the one-year Foundation Diploma, you can move onto the Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies). This will allow you to gain UCAS tariff points needed for university and will allow you to study a range of courses at degree level within the health or social care field eg Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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