Applied Health Science - Level 3

Course Code: ES1FE0021

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Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Prepare for a fascinating career in health science with our two-year Applied Science with Health and Social Care course. This course provides the 168 UCAS points needed to progress to degree-level study in areas such as radiography, physiotherapy and occupational therapy; alternatively you could start employment straight away. Develop knowledge and skills in human lifespan development, human body systems, physiological disorders, and diseases and infections. Benefit from expert tutors with lots of industry experience and first rate facilities. We also offer the opportunity to gain practical medical experience through an ongoing, relevant work placement with one of our partner employers, for example Blackpool Teaching Hospitals.

Entry Requirements

To do this course you will need to have GCSE Maths, English and Science at grade 4 (previously grade C) or above. Ideally, you will also have at least two other GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

If you are planning to progress to degree-level study and have a specific institution's degree course in mind, we recommend you check with them that you meet their GCSE requirements.

If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Science

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Throughout the course, you will spend 3 days a week in College and 1 day a week on work placement in a relevant health and science setting.

At College, teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions, with one-to-one support also being provided. Your timetable will also include time spent with teaching staff to support you in completing your written assessments.

When you start the course we will assign you a progress tutor who will support you throughout your time here. Their role is to help you in setting academic and personal targets, identifying career plans, developing employability skills and monitoring your progress to make sure you realise your full potential.

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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