BTEC National Extended Diploma (Equivalent to 3 A levels)
Minimum of five GCSE grades 9-4 (or A*-C) including either English or Maths
Level 2 Vocational Programme at Merit or above (e.g. BTEC/NVQ/OCR National) PLUS three GCSEs 9-4 (or A*-C) including either English or Maths (if GCSEs are not in English or maths, HoD should be consulted at enrolment)
58% coursework, 42% exam
This is a two-year course where you will study 13 units over the full duration. 8 units are mandatory and 4 units are externally assessed consisting of 3 exams and 1 assessed research project.
In Year 1 you will study the following units:
In Year 2 you will take one further exam and externally assessed research project. You will also complete 5 other coursework based units.
You will gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment as a health or social care worker, or progress to degree level at university.
The course looks in detail at the role of the health or social care worker, their relationship with patients/service users and their responsibilities towards patients/service users and the wider health and social care sectors.
It provides opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
This subject is ideal for students who want to follow a career in a caring profession either in Health, or Social Care. It is particularly useful for those students who would like to progress onto a degree course at university. After completing this 2 year course the majority of students apply for degree courses in nursing, social work, speech therapy, paramedics (degree), youth and community work, nutrition, psychology, sociology and many more.
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