Qualification: BTEC Level 3 Diploma
Level: Level 3
Start Date: 04 September 2017
You will study the following 8 core units in the first year plus a vocational unit. Your second year will consist of 9 optional units.
This course consists of the 90-credit Diploma in Year 1 followed by the Extended Diploma in Year 2.
You can go on to a degree in nursing, midwifery, sociology, psychology, social work, criminology or youth work, or an HND in managing health and care services, social policy or teacher training. If you wish to go into employment straight away, you could work in a registered care home, community work, the voluntary sector, a hospital or primary care trust.
4 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C / grade 9-5 or above including English language, or a merit or distinction at Level 2 with functional Skills in English and maths at Level 2 and a good reference. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students must undertake work experience in a care/childcare setting as part of this course. Work placement settings require students to obtain a DBS to demonstrate that they are suitable to work with vulnerable people and/or children.
If you are over 19 you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. You will also need to pay for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before you start the course.
Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.
“The teaching is so good on this course. They really help you and if you need to catch up they support you. I did two work placements earlier in the year – one in a nursery and another in a care home, and I was given a part time job as a result. It’s great because you get to practice what you’ve learnt in the classroom.”