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Extended Certificate: 50% exams, 50 % coursework
Diploma: 38% exams, 52% coursework
Extended Diploma: 31% exams, 69% coursework
All Health and Social Care (H&SC) courses require students to achieve at least the minimum entry requirements for your chosen pathway.
For the Extended Diploma (x3 BTEC), students will need to achieve a Merit or higher in Health & Social Care if studied at Level 2 plus a grade 4 or higher in GCSE Science. If not studied at Level 2, students will need to achieve a 5 or higher in GCSE Science.
Health and Social Care is a great choice for you if you have an interest in working within Nursing, Midwifery, or other Allied Health professions such as Paramedic Science or Occupational Therapy. Additionally, you may wish to pursue a career within the social sector as a Social Worker, Speech & Language Therapist, or work within education.
Whether it is going straight into employment, degree apprenticeship or moving onto university, the broad nature of BTEC Health and Social Care will ensure you have the background knowledge you need to work professionally with a diverse range of service users and be well informed to make the best choices for your next steps.
The Health and Social Care department has four dedicated teaching rooms in the Elm building. You will have access to a wide range of resources for the duration of the course which you are expected to use productively along with directed independent learning and internet research to complete your assignments.
Our specialist Health and Social Care staff have a variety of different specialisms and this determines which units of the course they teach.
The BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care is available in three forms:
BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
This course has four units and is delivered over two years. The four units include:
BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
This course has eight units and is delivered over two academic years. The eight units include the four shown for the Extended Certificate course and:
BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma has thirteen units and is delivered over two academic years. The thirteen units include the eight shown above for the Diploma course and:
We recommend that you carry out some vocationally relevant work experience prior to joining us in Health & Social Care if you can. You may have already completed work experience in year 10 at school but try to build on this. You might be able to gain part time work in a residential care home, or volunteer in a primary school or as a Young Health Champion in the NHS. Work experience or volunteering are brilliant ways to learn from Health & Social Care professionals within settings. Your confidence and communication skills will develop and this will benefit you at college when studying Health and Social Care.
Wyke Sixth Form College hold train to teach information events which offer you a great insight into this course. If you are interested in attending one of these events, please complete this form and we will be in contact with the key information.
Please note that the applications for this course can be submitted by following the ‘Apply Now’ button on this page. Applications are made through the University of Huddersfield rather than Wyke Sixth Form College. We look forward to meeting with you.
Health & Social Care can support you into progressing into careers and degree programmes including primary teaching, children's nursing, paramedic science, midwifery, physiotherapy, adult nursing, social work, operating department practice and occupational therapy.
At Wyke Start, our 2-day taster event in July, each of your subjects will set you some work to complete to help prepare you for the course. The work is available to download on https://www.wyke.ac.uk/wyke-start-summer-work
In the first year of the course all Extended Certificate and Extended Diploma course students complete two weeks of vocationally relevant work experience. In the second year Diploma and Extended Diploma students also complete two weeks work experience. Typical recent placements include:
We also offer you the opportunity to hear from staff and employers in the field of health and social care through a series of guest speakers.