BTEC Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care

BTEC Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care

Study Mode: Full- time
Course Code: HEGAA013 BCFO
Course Level: Level 3

Where will this course lead?

The Foundation diploma is the first year of a 2 year programme of study. It is tailored for those that wish to strengthen their academic abilities and gain a broader knowledge of Health and Social Care.

It is an ideal starting point for those that wish to work in health and social care environments or those that wish to move on to study in higher education in the area of health and social care.

What will I study?

You will study various topics. The units of study are as follows:

- Human lifespan development
- Working in health and social care
- Meeting Individual care and support needs
- Principles of safe practice in health and social care
- Supporting individuals with additional needs
- Work experience in health and social care.

You will also be expected to complete some placement hours alongside your programme of study. This is an invaluable part of the course and you must be willing to experience various settings in order to pass and complete the foundation diploma.

How will this course be delivered?

New for this year BTEC have introduced 2 exam based units. These exams will be sat in January. Human lifespan development and Working in health and social care are the exam units.

The rest of the course will be delivered using practical work and taught sessions, guest speakers and educational visits as well as experience from your placements.

What qualifications will I get?

BTEC Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care.

How will I be assessed?

To pass this course you will need to meet all deadlines for assignments in each topic area. You will also need to pass the exam elements. You may need to resit Maths and English as part of this course. There will be exam elements to this too.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by 1-1 interview with a member of the health and social care team and a positive reference and report from your school.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above one of which must English Language. You will need to have Maths GCSE at a minimum grade 3.

What else do I need to know?

An enhanced DBS is essential for the course as you are attending placements with vulnerable people. This is needed before you can stat the placements.

You are also expected to wear a uniform both at placement and at college. This is available to purchase from the Health and Social care department.

If you haven’t achieved an A – C grade in English or maths at GCSE or a level 2 functional skill you will be working towards these qualifications during your time on the course.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Learners who enrol on Health and social care courses are required to wear uniforms, complete a DBS check and a trip will be offered. These additions will require a contribution from the student; costs available prior to enrolment.

What can I do after this course?

If you are successful on the first year of this course you will be interviewed for a place on the second year. This is essential for anybody wishing to study at university.


Solihull College, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1SB, Tel: 0121 678 7000, Minicom: 0121 628 7005, Email:, Internet:

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Start Date
Course Fee

Blossomfield Campus

September 2017



Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds