Health and Social Care
Throughout this one day a week programme, you will gain a solid understanding about the diverse contexts of health and social care professions, and the programme also incorporates the National Minimum Training Standards for Adult Social Care Workers in England (Skills for Care 2013).
Your course will include psychological, historical, cultural, sociological, socio-political and philosophical viewpoints, delivered through a combination of taught sessions and employer-supported work-based learning, giving you an ideal combination of learning methods.
The University of Chichester is the awarding institution for this qualification.
- Type of study
- Full-Time, Higher Education
- Examination board
- Chichester University
Availability & Details
– A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (MMM grade) or similar qualification e.g. A Levels or Access to Higher Education (equivalent to 96 UCAS Tariff points)
– You must be employed or doing voluntary work in a Health and Social Care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week. You should have the support of your employer or voluntary setting (unless self-employed) and have a satisfactory enhanced DBS check
– Two GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 under the new system) or above, which should include English Language. A written task for applicants without evidence of GCSE qualifications can be undertaken.
- Developing Academic and Professional Skills
- Health and Social Care in Context
- Reflective Practice and Decision Making
- Safeguarding Children and Adults
- Human Growth and Development
- Inter-professional working
- Disability in Health and Social Care
- Psychology and Mental Health
- Understanding and Applying Research
- End of Life Care (Option)
- Health and Wellbeing (Option)
- Working with Substance Misuse (Option)
This is a two year programme which is delivered one day per week. It has a practical, vocational focus to the study of the Health and Social Care sector and provides a grounding in social science perspectives to inform practice. The course is delivered partly through taught sessions and partly through employer-supported work-based learning. Students are taught in small groups and there is individual tutorial support to assist with the planning and checking of coursework.
You will be assessed using a variety of methods, including essays, case studies, reports, observations, individual and group poster presentations and a dissertation proposal.
The FdA in Health & Social Care will enable you to work at a higher/management level within the Health & Social Care sector and/or top up to the one year BA (Hons) in Adult Social Care degree programme here at HSDC or alternative Bachelors degree programme at a university.
We have links with a variety of health care providers, giving students access to real life best practice and news.
Future Career Opportunities
My time at the college was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. The college is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.Erin Morgan, BTEC student
The tutors were really supportive and it was all thanks to them that I have achieved what I have. I’ve also made loads of great friends and really enjoyed my time at the college.Lizaveta Sinkerich, A Level student
Everyone at the College was really helpful, and there’s lots of facilities, meaning it’s very easy to get your work done on time, and get good grades. The teaching and support was excellent, they were always on top of it, and made sure you got work done on time and you were challenged. Everyone is friendly and its really diverse, meaning you can get involved in lots of different things.Conor Ward, BTEC student