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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

This course covers the range of knowledge and skills that you will need to be successful in a career within the care sector.
You will learn about various care settings and also have a chance to apply your learning during a period work experience.
This course will allow you to progress on to further study within this sector or seek employment within the health or care sector.

What do I learn?
Throughout this course you will learn the necessary knowledge and skills that you will need in order to be successful in a career in the care sector. You will learn about the various care settings, as well as get a chance to apply all you've learnt during the course into a practical setting during your work experience.
Initially in year one you will study for a Subsidiary Diploma. Successful students will be invited to study for the Extended Diploma which they will complete in year two of the course.
What do I gain?
Upon successful completion of this course you'll be awarded the Subsidiary Diploma or the Extended Diploma depending on how far you progressed through the course. This will allow you to progress on to further study or seek employment in the health or care sector.
What do I need?
You are required to have a minimum of grades A* to C in 5 GCSE subjects including English language and maths.

All equipment is provided, but a pen and paper is always useful.
What do I gain?
Once you've completed this course successfully, you could move on to a number of other course within this sector such as: Nursing Diploma/Degree, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Teaching and Social Work, or a variety of other higher education degrees.
Alternatively you could aim to find employment in the Health and Social Care sector.
What else do I need to know?
The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £6,300 per year.

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2SFHEQA00R Full-time Kings Road, Reading

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Start Date :

Friday 08 September 2017

End Date :

Thursday 27 June 2019
2 Years
   

Please note – Fees may be subject to change

 

case study

The experience of seeing caring professionals at work in her own family inspired a change of direction for Kayley Ives. 
 
The former Reading College health and social care student explained: “I had been thinking about studying graphic design but then my grandma became ill and, seeing her carers at work, I was inspired by how dedicated and professional they were. It made me realise I wanted to dedicate my life to looking after people with illnesses or disabilities too.” Read more.