Health & Social Care Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

17271L1 | Leigh College
Start Date | Sept 18
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

This course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need when applying for and working in the Care sector. Your skills in communication, problem solving, team working and time management should develop as a result of taking this course.

What will I study?

The course includes equality, diversity & rights, communication, health & safety, development through the life stages, anatomy & physiology, personal & professional development, sociological & psychological perspectives. Specialist credits include: health education, research methods, health psychology and dealing with challenging behaviour, nutrition, physiological disorders, caring for individuals with additional needs & infection prevention and control. You will also attend a minimum of 100 hours work related learning. You will also study Maths and English.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the year by a range of methods including assignments, presentations, group work and projects, you will also undertake an external assessment.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-C / 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English and science.

What can I progress onto?

Progression into higher education or employment in the care sector, may be possible.

Other Information

You will receive support from a competent, approachable team of staff, who are experienced in the Health or Social Care sector. You should develop the communication and supportive skills that are vital for working in this sector. There are a variety of pathways that you may choose from. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at There are also three College bus services available for 16-18 year olds travelling to Leigh College; Bolton, Farnworth and Westhoughton to Leigh College; Walkden to Leigh College and Warrington to Leigh College.

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £7188.90 3F

Exam Fee

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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