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 across a wide range of care environments 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.
Degree courses in Childcare are also available at Bishop Burton College.
A huge range of opportunities are available, including in healthcare, social work, counselling and many others. This qualification also provides the opportunity to enter the profession at a more senior level.
Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma. A satisfactory reference and a clear Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check are also required.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma 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 the College 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.”