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BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

Course Code: C3412
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 11 Sep 17
End Date: 23 Jun 18

This is a two year programme which is equivalent to three A Levels. Students may elect to leave after one year gaining a 90 credit diploma which is equivalent to three AS Levels.  You will study a range of practical and theoretical units including: Infection Prevention and Control, Development through the Life Stages, Communication in Health and Care, Health, Safety and Security, Anatomy and Physiology, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour and Equality, Diversity and Rights. Assessment includes a range of written and practical based activities.

Work experience placement is a requirement of the programme and there is also opportunity to complete your Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT as required. This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.

Career Opportunities / Progression

There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector or to undertake higher education study leading to careers in nursing, midwifery, social work, teaching and allied health professions etc.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria.   Preference may be given to those with Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy or equivalent.

An Access NI check will also be undertaken for all students at the commencement of the course.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Attendance at an information session is mandatory to enable candidates to make an informed decision regarding their application for this course.

Contact Information

Department Secretary, tel: 028 9026 5387 or email: [email protected]