BTEC National Extended Diploma Level 3 Health and Social Care
This course is for students who are interested in a career in areas such as Registered Care Homes, Community Work, Social Work, Probation Services or Voluntary Work. The course is the equivalent to three A-levels and gives you the skills you need to work in these fields or go on to a degree programme in a related subject. The course combines practical skills with care theory.
You will have the opportunity to study the following compulsory core units:
- Equality, diversity and rights in care work
- Communication & supportive skills for care work
- Research for care
- Applying sociology
- Vocational practice
- Protecting self and others
- Applying psychology
- Personal and professional development
During the second year of the programme students will study a further nine optional units in Care. You will also have Literacy and Numeracy embedded into the course to supplement your studies. There will be periods of work experience for students. These are an essential part of the course which must be completed satisfactorily.