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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Wakefield College

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Course Description

What you will study You will study 12 units over the two years. Subject areas included in the first year are: Communication, Equality and Diversity, Anatomy and Physiology, Psychological perspectives and Sociological perspectives. You will also be expected to work towards Functional Skills qualifications in ICT or Maths. Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you. Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study. Your Course Structure This is a classroom based course with 100 hours spent in a work placement. How you will learn You will learn both in the classroom and during work placements. Your classroom based activities will be lectures, group work, workshops and independent learning using the Library. You must be prepared to undertake work placements in care settings. There is likely to be one block placement towards the end of the first year. You will also attend Functional Skills workshops to develop and practise your ICT and/or maths skills.

What you will study You will study 12 units over the two years. Subject areas included in the first year are: Communication, Equality and Diversity, Anatomy and Physiology, Psychological perspectives and Sociological perspectives. You will also be expected to work towards Functional Skills qualifications in ICT or Maths. Maths and English are key elements of any full-time...

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Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language plus a Level 1 Maths qualification, or Five GCSEs at grade A*-C including Maths plus Functional Skills English at Level 2, or An appropriate BTEC Level 2 qualification plus English at Level 2.

Five GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language plus a Level 1 Maths qualification, or Five GCSEs at grade A*-C including Maths plus Functional Skills English at Level 2, or An appropriate BTEC Level 2 qualification plus English at Level 2.

Assessment Methods

You will complete seven units in the first year and five units in the second year and will be assessed through assignment work. The final grades awarded will be a reflection of grades for internal assessments.

You will complete seven units in the first year and five units in the second year and will be assessed through assignment work. The final grades awarded will be a reflection of grades for internal assessments.

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