Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary/Diploma In Health And Social Care (Health Science)


This advanced practical and academic course is for people who wish to pursue a career in the Health Sciences and related professions but who need a bit more time to work on their maths or their English GCSE too.

Core units include: Biochemistry for health, Anatomy and physiology, Nutrition, Physiology of fluid balance, Working in the health secto, Equality, diversity and rights, Developing effective communication, Health, safety and security, Psychological perspective, Applied psychological perspectives.

You will also study a range of specialist units including: Biology, Psychology, Social policy, Sociology. All students will have to complete a mandatory work experience placement to apply the knowledge and understanding learnt in lessons and to benefit from industry experience. The college will support you in finding a suitable placement.

Subject: Health and Social Care
Qualification Type: Diploma
Study Location: Redbridge Campus

Entry Requirement:

5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English or maths (students will be allowed to resit either English or maths if they have achieved a grade 3) Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or Applied Science with a pass. Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 in English and maths are accepted as equivalent qualifications to GCSEs.

You will also be required to undergo a DBS check when enrolling in this course. Applicants must have a good reference, interview, assessment and communication skills. Your commitment and interest in this subject will also be assessed during the interview process

Where does it lead:

University to study a health and social care or science-related degree, Level 5 Higher National Diploma, Apprenticeship in health, public services and care or Employment.

Who is the course available for: 16-18

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