This programme provides the perfect platform for you to enter the care profession.
It is a practical, work-related course, which will involve a number of projects and assignments that are based on realistic work place situations and activities. It introduces you to the employment areas you may be considering and provides a good basis in which to progress on to a more advanced work-related qualifications.
You must have at least 5 GCSEs preferably at grade C or above including English and maths, or a BTEC First Diploma in Health & Social Care or Early Years (or other related vocational areas) with a Merit grade or above, including English and maths at grade C or above. If you do not have a grade C or above in English and maths you will need to undertake an assessment so that we can ensure you receive the appropriate support for that subject. School applicants will need to have a good school report and references.
This programme requires a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), for which there will be an additional charge. Information about the DBS check and how to apply for it will be sent to you by our placement team.
Your performance will be assessed as part of a continual process, both in class and on your work placement.
On successful completion of the programme you can progress onto a Foundation Degree or Degree Programme in a relevant subject.
BTEC Extended Diplomas are highly regarded and valued as an entry to a number of public and private sector jobs, such as Health Care Assistant and working with the elderly. The course also provides a direct route to nurse training.