This qualification provides an excellent platform for you to launch a career in the caring professions. It is a wide-ranging, engaging programme which will introduce you to the key values, skills and qualities required to work in care environments.
- Communication in health and social care
- Health and social care values
- The rights of the individual
- Ensuring safe environments
- Healthy living
- Equality and diversity
- A research project in health and social care
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
The Level 3 course is also run at Bishop Burton College for students who want to progress.
Work in a specialised area of care, such as learning disability or mental health, in social or youth work, in the public or private health and care sectors, in drug and alcohol counselling, in victim support or offending teams, in community care and many more.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a Level 1 qualification in a related subject. A satisfactory reference and clear Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check are also required.
BTEC Level 3 in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator)
Lucy manages to hold down two jobs, working as an early years educator at a local nursery and also as a waitress, as well as her studies as she pursues her dream career working with children.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: Bishop Burton College is a great place to learn. All the people at the College are really friendly. I enjoy my time here because the course is great and and the teachers are lovely.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: One of the best things about my course is the work placement because you get to learn what it is really like to work in a nursery or school. The modules we do are also really interesting.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I hope to one day become a juvenile probation officer or a juvenile counsellor in America.