Health & Social Care - BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

Course Overview

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care is a one -year, full time course that gives a coherent study of the sector. It is intended as a Applied General qualification, and is equivalent in size to 1.5 A levels.

If a career in midwifery, social work, teaching or working as a paramedic appeals then this specialist course will give you an understanding of anatomy and physiology, communication, health and social care services, equality and diversity in the health and social care sectors. You will also complete placements and develop your understanding of health and safety, the lifespan of individuals and psychological/ sociological perspectives, preparing you to work in the health or social care sectors.

Course Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 including English and maths.

Course Skills & Benefits

This qualification broadens and expands the specialist work-related focus and encompasses the essential skills, knowledge and understanding needed to gain confidence and progression for working within the sector or continuing your studies.

Mandatory Units

The content of this qualification has been designed to ensure it supports progression towards higher study. In Addition,
employers and professional bodies have been involved in order to confirm that the content is also appropriate for those interested in working in the sector.

You will study four Mandatory Units:

Human Lifespan Development
Working in Health and Social Care
Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Principles of Safe Practice in health and Social Care.

Optional Units

Optional Units include:

Sociological Perspectives
Psychological Perspectives
Supporting individuals with Additional Needs
Physiological Disorders and their care.

Course Progression

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Course Assessment

Portfolio of Evidence, Assessments- two of which are externally assessed.

Course Finance

Please contact the College for further information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time