Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma
What will I learn?
Unit 1 Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
Unit 2 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
Unit 3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
Unit 4 Development Through the Life Stages
Unit 5 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
Unit 6 Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
Unit 7 Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
Unit 8 Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
Unit 10 Caring for Children and Young People
Unit 11 Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence
Unit 12 Public Health
Unit 13 Physiology of Fluid Balance
Unit 14 Physiological Disorders
Optional Units:Unit 20 Promoting Health Education
Unit 21 Nutrition for Health and Social Care
Unit 22 Research Methodology for Health and Social Care
Unit 26 Caring for Individuals with Additional Needs
Unit 27 Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
Unit 28 Caring for Older People
Unit 35 Microbiology for Health and Social Care
Unit 40 Dementia Care
Unit 41 Working with Medication in Health and Social Care
Unit 47 Academic Literacy in Health and Social Care
You will be required to complete three work placements across different Health and Social Care settings with different groups of service users.
5 GCSEs at grade C or above OR Science (BTEC Lv2 H&S Care or Science at MERIT accepted when combined with only 4 GCSEs at C) – English GCSE 4 & Maths GCSE 4.
GCSE (old) Points Average: 4.0 or above including 5 C grades
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through coursework (internally assessed) which is marked by course tutors and moderated by the exam board. The assessment methods are varied ranging from written assignments to presentations and professional discussions. The final grade achieved for each unit will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Additional Learning Opportunities
You could complement your studies with other activities including School Experience, Sign Language, Deaf Awareness or First Aid.
Who is this course aimed at?
Students who wish to pursue a career within the Health and Social Care sector;
- enjoy working with others
- wish to study a wide range of subjects relating to the Health and Social Care sector
- wish to gain invaluable experience across a range of placement opportunities
- would like to progress to University to study nursing, midwifery, radiography, education, occupational therapy, paramedic science or any other Health and Social Care related profession
- would like to gain employment within the Health and Social Care sector
You will have the skills and knowledge to work in the Health and Care Sector. You could move into further education or employment in areas such as nursing, midwifery, radiography, social work, mental health, counselling, nutrition, probation services, police and fire service or the Armed Forces.
- BTEC Level 3
- Health & Social Care