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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)

Pearson

Level 3

Description

The aim of the course is to provide a vocationally related qualification that draws on the main themes of work in the Health and Social Care sector. The Extended Diploma provides the opportunity to complete work placements which add to the vocational scope of the qualification. Learners on this programme have an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the sector and a specialist understanding of specific aspects of the sector.

Schedule

Duration: Session dependent
Hours per Week: Session dependent
Total Hours: Session dependent
Day(s): Session dependent
Start Time: Session dependent
End Time: Session dependent

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Course Content

This course will provide you with a mix of classroom based learning and work placement. A range of mandatory and optional units will be studied which cover a wide variety of subjects giving learners the opportunity to sample different areas within the broad scope of health and social care. These have been carefully selected to reflect the needs of employers. Examples of units include: Communication in Health and Social Care; Personal and Professional Development; Equality, Diversity and Rights; Psychological Perspectives; Sociological Perspectives; Dementia Care; Caring for Additional Needs. Learners will be guided through the relevant theory and given opportunities to develop the core skills needed.

Assessment Method

Assessment will primarily be carried out by the use of projects and assignments throughout the duration of the course. These will offer opportunities to achieve Pass, Merit and Distinction grades, which will be tracked through the two years to form a final grade for the course.

Progression Opportunities

On completion, learners will have an opportunity to progress to a range of Higher Education courses such as the BTEC Level 4 HNC or Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care (Dungannon,Omagh,Enniskillen campus) or other Honours Degree programmes at University such as Nursing, Psychology, Social Science or Criminology. Alternatively, learners can progress to employment within the Health and Social Care sector.

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Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade A*-C or above. Learners must be vetted in accordance with the requirements of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups N.I. Order (2006)(Access NI). Entry to the course is subject to successful interview. GCSE English will be required if course is oversubscribed.

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Course Costs

Total Fee Session dependent
Reduced Fee Session dependent

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Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 03 September 2018
Places Available: 25
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Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 03 September 2018
Places Available: 25
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Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 03 September 2018
Places Available: 25
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