This course is designed for students with a passion for working in the health and social care area and develops the skills and knowledge needed to progress into Higher Education.
- Introduction to psychology
- Understanding health
- Infection prevention
- Mental health
- Maths in a nursing context
- Living cells, cell growth and inheritance
- Human respiratory and cardiac systems
- Sociology: The family
- Research project
- Higher Education study skills
- English and Maths, as required.
Students can progress to study Health and Social Care and related topics, i.e. Nursing, at degree-level.
This course provides a progression route into degree provision in Health and Social Care, leading to a wide range of career opportunities within the public and private health and care sectors.
Application is through the online application form, by calling 0800 731 82 81 or by the Common Application Process (CAP).
Advanced Learner Loans are available to help students cover the Tuition Fees for this course. Visit our Further Education Financial Support page for more information.
Please note, if you are applying for your first level 3 course (including Access to Higher Education) and you are aged between 19 and 23, then your course is free, so you don’t need a loan!
Students should hold a grade C or 4 or equivalent in English and Maths. You will be expected to attend an interview and to demonstrate a commitment to returning to learning and an ability to work at the appropriate level.
BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care
Jasmine knew she wanted to dedicate her life to helping others but wasn’t sure exactly how.
Her time studying Health and Social Care at Bishop Burton College has given her a much better understanding of the areas available and
she is now intent on working with primary school children or those suffering mental health issues.
Jasmine said: “We’ve learned about helping vulnerable people in all stages of life, including the elderly, children, people with additional needs and mental health issues. I’ve really learned a lot – much more than I thought I would. The course goes into a lot more areas than I thought it would.
“I’ve had work experience in a primary school and a care home. They have been really interesting, contrasting experiences.
“When I started the course I wanted to help people but I wasn’t sure how. This has helped me see what options there are and eventually I would like to work in a primary school or in mental health. Mental health is a really big issue and it is very interesting.”