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Health and Social Care


The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care consists of eight mandatory units (providing 480 guided learning hours or 80 credits) plus optional units that provide for a further 600 guided learning hours (100 credits) to produce a combined total of 1080 guided learning hours (GLH) or 180 credits for the completed qualification.


Many of the optional units have yet to be confirmed and will depend on student interest


Course Content – Mandatory Unit Details


Subsidiary Diploma


1. Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

2. Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

3. Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

Diploma and Extended Diploma (the above and)

4. Development Through the Life Stages

5.  Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

6. Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care*

7. Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care

8.  Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care


Tutor Support


With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specializes in their field of study. It is your personal tutor’s role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.


You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!


Assessment Method


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.







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