Health and Social Care - Level 3
An advancement of your professional, practical and acedemic skills, to progress you to university-level courses or in to the industry.
This inspirational and inclusive course addresses the national occupational standards in health and social care. With a supportive and creative approach to independent learning it enhances current working practices regarding broad social and health concerns in a professional context. You will also have the opportunity to use a variety of specialist equipment - such as ageing suits and blood pressure monitors - in order to broaden your awareness of other people’s needs. The course’s exceptional academic standard has been recognised by external awarding bodies and is reflected in our excellent progression results. You will be required to complete a minimum of 240 hours of work experience in a variety of placements. There will be three different work placements each year and you are encouraged to find your own placements.
Level 3 BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 3 A levels)
Topics you will cover include:.
- Human Lifespan Development
- Communication in Health & Social Care
- Meeting Individual Care & Support Needs
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Infection Control
- Safeguarding Adults
You will learn through projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade awarded.
Maths and English
All students following a full-time programme of study at HLC will study English and maths as part of their studies, please refer to the Study Programmes page of this website.
- 5 GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (to include English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade or above
- Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy
- Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area and to complete the mandatory work experience
Progression routes are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
- Foundation Degrees in Health and Social Care
- Foundation Degree in Mental Health (subject to validation)
- Foundation Degree in Counselling
- Foundation Degree in Learning Disability
- Foundation Degree in Early Years
- Higher Education in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work or Paramedic Sciences
What jobs can I do?
Employment options may include:
- Occupational Therapy
- Social Care
Contact: 0800 032 1986
Aged 16 - 18 years: There are no tuition or exam fees | Materials Fee: £90 (per year)
Aged 19 years or over (at the start of the course) :Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances, please contact Enquiries on 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.
Please Note: Costs are subject to change, please call Enquiries on 0800 032 1986 to check.