Study Mode: Full Time
Course Code: HEDAA013BCF0
Course Level: Level 3
This extended diploma is tailored for those who wish to strengthen their academic credentials beyond that of the industry standard Level 2 qualification, therefore gaining a broader knowledge of the industry, its practices and your personal development in Social care.
It's an ideal course for those who wish to work in Health and Social Care environments, or those who wish to move on to study in Higher Education in the area of Health and Social Care.
You will study various topics the core units of study are listed below and optional units will be chosen for year 2:
- Equality and Diversity
- Health and Safety
- Development through life stages
- Anatomy and physiology
- Personal and professional development
- Psychology and Sociology
The course will be delivered using practical work and taught sessions, guest speakers and educational visits as well as experience from your placements.
Please note: For September 2017 all current BTEC qualifications are being revised and some content may change.
To pass this course you will be expected to meet deadlines for assignments for each topic area.
Assessment is via practical work, group work, presentations, essays and discussions. There are no external exams for the BTEC course but students will sit Maths exams.
Places are offered by interview and a positive reference from your school.
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above or relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade, plus GCSE English at grade C/4 and reference. We will also consider Level 2 functional skills.
An enhanced DBS is essential for the course as this is required before you can complete placements.
Educational trips are part of our course and students will be expected to contribute towards them, this must be paid at enrolment.
You will also need to provide costs for text books, a uniform for college and work placement.
As well as this there is a placement uniform to be worn which will be available to purchase from college.
You must be prepared to experience all placement opportunities.
Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.
If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.
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.
Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.
If you are successful on the course you will be able to apply to universities or to seek employment, apprentice routes may also be an option or further study at Level 4.
Solihull College, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1SB Tel: 0121 678 7000 Minicom: 0121 628 7005 Email: email@example.com Internet: www.solihull.ac.uk
Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds