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Health & Social Care

The BTEC National Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (Level 3) Programme will give Learners the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding in a practical context and gain relevant work experience, which will improve their employability prospects. Learners as part of their programme have to undertake a minimum of 72 hours per year in a Health and Social Care setting.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 3 or above.

    Assessment Method

    Internal assessed assignments and exam based external assessments.

    Aims of the course

    This programme aims to give learners the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to have a successful career in the Health and Social Care industry, an apprenticeship or move onto a university level course.

    Progression Opportunities

    After this programme learners will be able to move on to university level courses, an apprenticeship or employment

    Facilities

    Learners will complete some units in practical setting such as day centres and carry out a work placement in a health and social care setting.

    Career Options

    On successful completion of the course you could enter employment in the healthcare industry or with further study you may want to look at a career in social work, nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy or teaching.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 2 years
Start Date 06/09/2021
End Date 31/01/2023

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,698 p/year
24+ £3,698 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

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Southwark College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

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Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/