This is a work-related qualification and an ideal choice if you want to pursue a career in nursing, care, residential, youth, social or community work. Students develop an impressive knowledge base and put theory into practice on work placements.
A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.
- One-year Extended Certificate
- One-year Foundation Diploma
- Two-year Diploma
- Two-year Extended Diploma.
- Personal and professional development
- Equality, diversity and rights
- Development through the life stages
- Anatomy and physiology
- Sociological perspectives
- Psychological perspectives
- Effective communication
- Health, safety and security
- English and Maths, as required.
One or two years full-time, depending on study route.
Students can progress to study Health and Social Care at degree-level.
Work in specialised areas including disability, mental health, social or youth work, in health promotion and education, in the public or private health care sectors, in counselling and support, in the delivery of community care and many more.
Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma.
A satisfactory reference and clear Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check are also required.
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.”