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

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

Awarding Body: Pearson BTEC
Level: QCF Level 3

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care programme covers the underpinning knowledge for the National Occupational Standards in Health and Social Care/Health. It provides learners the opportunity to develop a range of industry-relevant professional skills in health and social care that allows them to either enter employment in the Health & Social Care sector or to progress onto higher studies.

This programme suits learners who are highly motivated to enter university upon completion! It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level and the College has made arrangements for students to progress onto an integrated bachelor degree at certain universities. In addition, full admissions support will be provided throughout the university application process.

 

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Course Modules and Assessments

Course Modules

  • Developing Effective communication in Health and Social Care
  • Equality and diversity in Health and Social Care
  • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  • Development through life stages
  • Values and Planning in Social Care
  • Public Health

Assessment
Written course work (essays, reports, etc.), presentations, role playing, projects

Duration
6 months, 20 lecture weeks

Intake
22nd January 2018

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Entry Requirements
  • Recognised QCF Level 2 qualification or overseas equivalent (UK Naric will be used to assess the equivalency of international qualifications)
  • Level 2 English qualification (e.g., GCSE English at grade A-C).

 

Students without the required qualifications but who have suitable work experience demonstrating the right level of skills will be considered for admission. They must submit the following documents along with their application and attend an interview with one of our teachers.

  • Students without Level 3 qualifications who do have suitable work experience demonstrating Level 3 skills, will be considered for admission. They must submit the following documents with their application and attend an interview with an admissions tutor and an academic tutor. Applicants will need to provide:
    • A detailed personal statement
    • A detailed CV
    • Work experience letters and/or references

Students who do not hold a Level 2 English qualification may be provided the opportunity to take an internal English assessment test.

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Fees & Funding
  • Learners aged 19-23 years old may be fully-funded or loan-funded* through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)
  • Learners aged 24+ years old** may be eligible for a loan-funding
  • Some students may be eligible for additional financial support

* For students who have previously achieved a full Level 3 or above
** May be fully-funded upon the discretion of the institution if they meet certain requirements

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Duration: 6 months, 20 lecture weeks

Intake: 22nd January 2018

Awarded by: Pearson BTEC