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Health and Social Care (Level 3 National Foundation Diploma / National Extended Diploma /Advanced Vocational Technical Award (AVTA))

Pearson BTEC
Care & Health

Course Overview

This course is aimed at learners who are interested in developing skills, knowledge and understanding for working in the field of Health and Social Care. Learners can exit at the end of Year 1, obtaining a National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care or progress onto Year 2, to achieve the full National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. Learners can expect to develop strong interpersonal and communication skills and develop knowledge of roles and responsibilities, of professionals working in the sector. Learners will study 13 units over two years that will help provide a strong foundation in care. Key themes such as safeguarding, health and safety and compassionate care values will be explored. Units are internally and externally assessed by coursework and exams (2 exams in year 1; 2 exams in year 2). Learners should expect to attend classes delivered over 4 days per week. Learners applying to the course without a pass qualification in Maths/ Numeracy or ICT will be required to attend Essential Skills classes as part of the course.
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Limavady
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma / National Extended Diploma /Advanced Vocational Technical Award (AVTA) in Health and Social Care
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma / National Extended Diploma /Advanced Vocational Technical Award (AVTA) in Health and Social Care
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Work Experience in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Physiological Disorders and their Care
  • Policy in Health and Social Care
  • Caring for Individuals with Dementia
  • Understanding Mental Wellbeing
  • Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs
  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include English; or Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care, Merit or above + GCSE English (Grade C or above), or Equivalent.

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade O5 or above) to include English; or Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care, Merit or above + OLC English (Grade O5 or above), or equivalent.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Access NI Check
Attendance at Information Session

Work Placement

Learners will undertake 100 hours of work experience and will be able to observe the roles of health and social care workers in practice; and use their experience to link theory into practice. Previous students have gained work experience in day centres, care homes, residential care homes, special needs schools, mental health settings, and learning disability facilities.

What's Next?

Further Study

Progression to the Foundation Degree Science in Health and Social Care (validated by Ulster University); and/or University degrees in Nursing, Social Work, Teaching, Psychology, Criminology, or Youth and Community work, Housing etc.

Career Prospects

Past students who have not continued their studies at higher education, have gained employment in the health and social care sector, working as care assistants, domiciliary carers, or support workers.

Enquiry

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    NWRC helped prepare me for University. My science course led on to a degree in Dietetics and then a PhD. I am now a lecturer in Dietetics at Ulster University, Coleraine.
    Caomhan Logue
  • Image of Eva McLaughlin
    I’ve always been interested in construction and architecture. My HND was the perfect stepping-stone to university. The knowledge I gained at NWRC helped me understand elements of my Degree course much more easily and I was able to complete my assignments to a higher standard.
    Eva McLaughlin
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