Course Code: SE1FE375 Health and Social Work - Level 3 Triple Diploma Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 2 Years Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryPrepare for a career in the health sector or social work with this two-year BTEC Extended Diploma, equivalent to three A Levels. Develop your academic and writing skills as you explore key topics such as mental health, human anatomy and psychology, and apply your knowledge to a real-life setting during a 100-hour practical work experience module. Successful students can gain the maximum 168 UCAS points needed to progress to a related degree. Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths and a clear DBS check a successful interview with a tutor the ability to study independently a genuine interest in the subject good communication skills hardworking approach towards the industry All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course. Some university degrees also require science at grade 4 or above. 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. Qualification ObtainedBTEC National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care Industry Placement and Field TripsYou will also complete at least 100 hours of work experience with a local health or care employer across your two-year programme where you will put the knowledge you’ve learned and the skills you’ve developed into practice in a real-life setting. You will attend a range of field trips on this programme. Students who’ve been on this course have been to: Vietnam, supporting children in orphanages Manchester UCAS Convention BTEC Conference Young Carers Centre Trinity Hospice Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds Learning and Teaching MethodsThroughout the course, you will spend 3 days a week in College, and you are assessed using a range of coursework, examinations and practical assessment. 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. Expert Tutors At B&FC you will have access to first-rate facilities, such as our virtual dissection table, 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. Assessment Methods The following mandatory units cover the key areas of health and social care, essential for your role as a health and social care professional: Human Lifespan Development Sociology Psychology Mental Health Awareness Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care Meeting Individual Care Needs and Public Health Additional optional units cover the specific areas of social care, health studies and health sciences, and we can tailor the content to your chosen career path. As part of the assessment process, you will need to set up and maintain an accurate, up-to date portfolio of evidence, which might include written tasks, posters, leaflets and training materials. There is also a presentation, an externally marked assessment and an Anatomy and Physiology exam in Year 2. Other Costs and Equipment NeededWe provide the majority of your placement uniform, the only items for this you will need to provide are black trousers and appropriate flat footwear. We will recommend a variety of text books that you could purchase to support you in your studies although copies of these are available within the college library or as E-books however you have the option to purchase your own copy if you wish. You will also need to provide your own writing materials, such as pens, paper and a folder to keep your college-work which case be purchased from any supplier therefore prices will vary. You will be allocated a small budget to pay for any College printing costs, however once you have exceeded the limit, you will be liable for any additional printing costs. The current price for printing are as follows. 1 sided Black White sheet A4 is 4p 2 sided Black White sheet A4 is 8p 1 sided Colour is 10p 2 sided Colour is 20p A DBS is required for your work placement how the costs of this is covered by the college. Tuition Fees If you are 18 and under no fees are payable. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: TBC Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression This course prepares you to embark on careers and degrees in: social work nursing* midwifery* healthcare assistant paramedic science* radiography* youth work family support worker operating department practitioner* *You can also study the T Level in Health to progress to degrees in these subjects. If you want 400 hours of guaranteed work experience at Blackpool Teaching Hospital and prefer being assessed in exams rather than coursework, the T Level in Health may be a better fit for you.