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)
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care features an expanded 18 units. You will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction on each unit and then your overall grade for the 18 units will be calculated giving you your final result for the 3 A’ levels. The course also features a period of work placement, the majority of which is usually completed in the first year of study.
The work placement is arranged to suit student living arrangements, transportation and interest in further careers. You need to complete 100 hours over the two year course in three block weeks.
This is a two year course where you will study 18 units over the full duration. with 100% coursework assessment.
Some of the units you will study are:
I want to be a midwife or go into nursing. Health and Social Care will help me
achieve this goal.
-BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Health and Social Care student
Skills and knowledge acquired are transferable and will enable individuals to meet changing circumstances, in their own lives, or future employment.
After completing this 2 year course the majority of students apply for degree courses in nursing, social work, speech therapy, paramedic degree, teaching, youth and community work, nutrition, paramedics, psychology, sociology and many more.
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