BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma forms part of our Pathway to Healthcare programme for those who are eager to work within the Healthcare or the Social Care sector. The Extended Diploma programme is ideal for candidates that prefer a coursework-based programme. This is a triple BTEC qualification and will be your full programme at college.
Health & Social Care students develop to an outstanding level and become highly successful learners who are:
• Highly organised, compassionate, independent young people that add significant value to our community
• Committed and show willingness with a ‘have a go’ attitude
• Proud of the clear progression routes in the sector and wider industry
• Successful hardworking committed young people – tomorrow’s employees in our communities
The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care consists of eight mandatory units (worth 80 credits) plus optional units (that provide for a further 100 credits) to produce a combined total of 180 credits for the completed qualification.
BTEC Course structure:
Student’s undertake mandatory units in:
1 Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
2 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
4 Development Through the Life Stages
5 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
6 Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
7 Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
8 Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care 18 Working in the Health Sector
Plus, a range of optional units which are chosen by staff and students as they progress into year 2 (Extended Diploma)
One year to achieve 90 Credit Diploma.
Two years to achieve Extended Diploma (180 credits)
Minimum entry requirements:
• You should be able to show that you have a standard of literacy, numeracy and general education equivalent to five GCSEs grade 4 – 9 including English; Maths GCSE grade 4 is preferable
• You have completed a relevant Level 2 qualification at a distinction grade or above
• Related work experience
• Mandatory vocational experience
Year 1: 100 hours
Year 2: A further 100 hours
• Visiting lecturers and professionals from Health, Social Work and Medical related fields
• First Aid/AED qualification
• Event days with the Universities of Portsmouth, Southampton, Chichester and Winchester
• Communication, oral and written
• Understanding of equality and diversity
• The principles of the care value base
• Understanding of the National Occupational Standards for the sector
Likely next step opportunities:
Preparation for employment, higher education, apprenticeships or degree programmes in Adult, Mental Health and Paediatric Nursing (BSc Hons), Social Work (BA Hons), Paramedic Science (BSc Hons), Primary Teacher (BA Hons)
The achievement of the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care equates to three A Levels
• 100% coursework assessed
• To achieve this qualification, you must complete and pass assignments for all units
• The grading for each unit will be Pass, Merit, Distinction
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Level 3 Courses
For courses at this level you will need to have achieved at least five GCSEs at grades A* to C or a majority of GCSEs at A*-B if you are intending to follow our Sixth Form Academy programme. Click here for more details.
If you want to gain Level 3 qualifications in order to go into employment, training or Higher Education, it is very important for you to have the vital qualifications of English, Maths and Science. Some Universities may expect students to have a Modern Foreign Language at Grade C from Autumn 2012 entry. So:
◾ If you have not gained a GCSE at grade C or above in English you should choose GCSE English to support your Level 3 programme.
◾ If you have not gained a GCSE at grade C or above in Maths you should choose GCSE Maths to support your Level 3 programme.