Lambeth College - Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care (BTEC)
Slideshow

Health and Social Care

Subject Banner
  • Apply Now
    • Full-time
    • Starts Sep 2020
    • Clapham

Is this the course for you?

If your goal is to progress on to Higher Education and become a fully-qualified health and social care professional, then this course can help you achieve your goals. The Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care is an advanced qualification, and can provide a route to higher level study and a variety of rewarding careers in the sector. Successfully completing this course is equivalent to you achieving 1.5 A levels.

You will develop in-depth knowledge and skills via a combination of practical work-based learning, and will gain a deeper understanding of the principles and theory that surrounds the health and social care sector via academic study. In addition to college-based learning, you will also develop hands-on practical skills and experience by spending one day per week on a mandatory work placement, in a suitable health and social care setting.

This one-year full-time course will cover a variety of topics that affect the provision of health and social care in the home, community and clinical settings, including life span development, psychological perspectives, anatomy and physiology, sociology, counselling skills, and complementary therapies.

More than just developing your knowledge and skills in the practical application of care, you will also expand your theoretical knowledge in areas such as communication and supportive skills, law and ethics, equality and diversity, meeting individual care and support needs, and personal and professional development.

This course can lead to a successful career pathway in areas such as nursing, midwifery, social work, psychology, public health, or occupational therapy.

What modules will you do?

You will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as:

  • Communication and supportive skills
  • Equality and diversity
  • Life span development
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Personal and professional development
  • Public health
  • Research methodologies
  • Counselling skills
  • Complementary therapies
  • Practical caring skills
  • Health and safety
  • Nutrition
  • Law and ethics
  • Issues for people who use care

What do you need to apply?

  • 4 GCSE qualifications at grades A*-C or 9-4, including English Language
  • Level 2 vocational qualification and a Level 2 English qualification

How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed by a combination of practical assessments, coursework, project work, and examinations.

Where can this course take you?

This qualification will allow you to work in supervisory role in areas such as registered care homes, community work, the voluntary sector, social work, hospitals or primary care trusts.

After successfully passing the Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care, you may wish to consider progressing on to the following Level 3 Extended Diploma, which can provide you with a direct route in to Higher Education. You could then specialise in an area such as nursing, midwifery, social work, psychology, public health, or occupational therapy.

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (BTEC)
  • Apply Now
    • Full-time
    • Starts Sep 2020
    • Clapham

Health and Social Care Careers

Senior care workers

Est. annual wage £25,000

More about this occupation

Care workers and home carers

Est. annual wage £35,000

More about this occupation

Social services managers and directors

Est. annual wage £44,000

More about this occupation

Not sure what you're interested in or having trouble finding the right course?

Live Chat Or Enquire

lsbulove our collegesEducation skills funding agencyEuropean Social FundLambeth CouncilCareer Ready UKMatrix StandardNational Apprenticeship ServicePositive about disabled peoplenursery world

Enrol Now

Select a course you've previously looked at or search for a new one, confirm the details and start your application.

Know what you're looking for?

Or pick from your previously viewed courses

Live Chat

General Enquiry