Health & Social Care Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

23100W1 | Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 02/09/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

The NHS is one of the largest employers in the UK. With a diverse range of roles and skills shortages in the sector, there's never been a better time to start a career in health and social care. If you enjoy caring for people and you are looking for a varied job which makes a positive difference to people's lives, a career in health and social care may be for you. We have solid reputation for progressing students into employment and on to university. This course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need when applying for and working in the Care sector, including your skills in communication, problem solving, team working and time management should develop as a result of studying this course.

What will I study?

The course consists of 180 credits as part of your programme of study. The core credits are 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 undertake Maths and English at an appropriate level.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years, including at least 100 hours work experience.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the year by a range of methods including assignments, presentations, group work and projects.

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?

We will support you in applying for places at prestigious universities nationwide, or in securing employment in the healthcare or medical sectors. There are a variety of career prospects and Senior Radiographers can expect to earn over £40k a year.
Salaries for paramedics and nurses range from £22 - £35k. With experience and seniority, they may rise to £69k. Other career opportunities include Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs work in operating theatres), Prosthetist, Patient Transport Service Call Handler, Learning Disability Nurse, Midwife, Children's Nurse, Neonatal Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Optometrist.

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. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more: bus pass

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
£7185.00 O

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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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