BTEC Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma

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BTEC Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma

Who is this course for?

If you are interested in developing an understanding of caring organisations and the clients they serve and would like to work in sectors such as Health Care, Social Services, Police, Youth or Social Work, then this is the course for you.

You will have the opportunity of valuable work experience with local health and care providers – such as social services – care of the elderly and hospitals. You will gain a broad understanding of health and social care working environments.

Units studied can include; Public and Environmental Health, Equality, Diversity and Rights, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology and Advanced Physiology, Personal and Professional Development and Sociological Perspectives.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or higher, one of these must be either Maths or English Language.

A Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.


How long is this course?

Two year full-time course commencing September, 2021, ending June, 2023.


What will I study on this course?

Units you will study can include: 

  • Equality, Diversity and Rights.
  • Microbiology.
  • Anatomy & Physiology.
  • Psychological perspectives.
  • Physiological Disorders.
  • Dementia Care.
  • Personal and Professional Development.
  • Sociological Perspectives.


What Qualification will I gain?

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.


Will I go out on work experience?

Courses at Highlands are about preparing you for the world of work. As part of your course you will learn how to go about presenting yourself to an employer to stand the best chance of getting the job you are looking for and work towards an employability qualification.

You will attend a work placement for one day a week for the duration of the course.


What does this course lead on to?

This course is equivalent to three A levels (120 to 420 UCAS points) and prepares you both for University entrance or direct access to jobs as a Care Worker, or work in any health field in an assistant capacity.

You can gain access to careers in social work and a variety of health professions e.g. Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic or Youth Work through further training usually at University. There is direct progression to the BSc (Hons) Degree in Social Science at the University College Jersey.


How much will it cost?

• £36 per year registration fee.
• £62 per year course material fee.
• £58 Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608582 or email:


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