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BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

Course Code: C3412
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
08 Jun 19

This is a two year programme which is equivalent to three A 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 is an essential requirement of the programme and there is also opportunity to complete your Essential Skills in ICT if required. This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

Teaching staff include fully qualified and registered nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals.

Career Opportunities / Progression

There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for appropriate direct employment in the health and social care 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 which are outlined at

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.

All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Contact Information

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