Health and Social Care - Level 3 Combined Diploma

Course Code: SE1FE253

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Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Prepare for a health-related career with this two-year Health and Social Care course, equivalent to two A Levels. Develop your academic and writing skills as you explore key topics such as human lifespan development, and apply your knowledge to a real-life setting during practical work experience. At B&FC, you will have access to first-rate facilities and excellent work placements with local employers. Our expert tutors provide lots of individual support to help you on your journey to this hugely rewarding profession

Keep your options open with the Combined Diploma

Our Combined Diploma programme is for 16-18 year-olds who want to develop their passion and skills in more than one subject. Study this course alongside another Combined Diploma course, with one subject to be studied as a Double Diploma and the other as a Single Diploma. You will spend 3 days a week in College and up to 1 day on a relevant industry placement.

The Combined Diploma is equivalent to studying 3 A-levels, providing the maximum possible 168 UCAS points needed for university or a career in either subject. Successfully complete the course and you will gain a guaranteed place on one of our degree-level courses, awarded by Lancaster University (a UK top 10 university*).

The following subjects can be chosen as part of the Combined Diploma:

  • Business
  • Computing
  • Construction (only available as a Double Diploma)
  • Graphics and Digital Design
  • Photography
  • Engineering
  • Health and Social Care
  • Animal Science
  • Public Services
  • Sport
  • Fine Art (only available as a Single Diploma)
  • Performing Arts (only available as a Single Diploma)

*The Complete University Guide League Tables 2018

Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade 4 in English and/or Maths

Qualification Obtained

BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Throughout the course, you will spend 2 days a week in College and carry out at least 40 hours in a relevant health or social care setting.

At College, teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also 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 at College to ensure you reach your full potential. Their role will involve helping you to set academic and personal targets as well as develop career plans and employability skills.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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