BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care FL3

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What is the programme structure?

This is a vocational course delivered by professionally qualified lecturers. The course requires a minimum of 300 hours within placements in a variety of health and social care settings (150 hours per year). This valuable opportunity enhances communication skills, supports the underpinning knowledge; allowing students to put theory into practice. The experience enables students to make an informed choice towards choosing the right higher education course / career. The course consists of 9 units, including Communication Skills for Health & Social Care, Equality, Diversity & Rights in Health Care, Research, Anatomy & Physiology, Health Promotion, Complementary Therapies, Psychology and Sociology

Who is the programme for?

BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care provides students with a recognised career pathway towards health, social care and people orientated careers, for example: Nursing (adult, mental health and learning disabilities), Occupational Therapy, Health Studies, Social Work, Care Assistants, Carers in Homes and domiciliary care.

How long does it take to complete?
1 year, 4 days a week

What qualifications do I need?

5 GCSEs grades A* - C or grades 9 – 4 or equivalent, including GCSE English Language. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will also be required as well as a positive reference and a period of suitable work experience.

What does it include?

The Study Programme aims to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment. The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study. The study programme includes GCSE or Functional Skills in English or Maths. Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education, plus tutorial and enrichment.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
Equipped skills room.

Will there be any extra costs involved?

DBS check (approx. £44) Polo shirt for Placement (£11) Text Books (£20)

How is the programme assessed?
Learning will take place through projects, practicals, presentations and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. All units are assessed to a Pass, Merit or Distinction and an overall grade awarded.

What award will I achieve?
Level 3 BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care

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What can I do next?

You will be able to progress on to a relevant health or care related degree. Alternatively, you may wish to consider employment as a support worker in the caring field or a career in the NHS or Social Services. This 1-year qualification can be combined with a full A level programme (previously achieved) to enhance UCAS points.

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith. The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website or email For students aged 19 years and over at the start of the course please contact the college for further information on the course fee.

COURSE Details

Code: QS9DL3HSC1/F010H
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 04/09/2017 to 29/06/2018
Times: 09.10 to 16.30
Hours/week: 13.50
Weeks: 34

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