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St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health & Social Care (Double Award)

Course Details

If you are looking to work within the health and social care sector, such as nursing, midwifery, social work, or related careers such a teaching then this is the course for you. This course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge needed to begin professional work in a range of health and social care settings or provides as excellent route into higher education. The course content is delivered in a creative way enabling you to be as active, practical, and work-related as possible. Alongside this, it provides robust opportunities for you to gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas relating to health and social care.

Modules Studied

In the Extended Certificate you will study the following units: 

  • Unit 5 - Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development ex  
  • Unit 11 - Psychological Perspectives          
  • Unit 2 - Working in Health and Social Care

In the Diploma (double award) course there are 8 units - the four above PLUS:

  • Unit 7 - Principles of Safe Practice in H&SC
  • Unit 8 - Promoting Public Health
  • Unit 14 - Physiological disorders and their care
  • Unit 4 - Enquiries into Current Research in H&SC

What can I do after I have completed this course?

Registered Care Homes, Social Work, Hospital and Primary Care Trusts, Health Centres, Health Visitor Training, Midwifery, Nursing, Doctor, Children's Worker, Teacher, Paediatrician.

Apprenticeships, Foundation/BA or Bsc Degree