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Health and Social Care - CACHE Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 Year 2

The second year of this Diploma offers you a mix of academic and practical experience to prepare you for further study or work in the care industry.

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Key information

Course code: B10891 Course type: Full-time, International, 16-19 (full-time) Duration: 1 Year Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: Year 1 of BTEC Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 End qualification: Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Awarding body: Pearson Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, East Campus Assessment: Written assignments, controlled assessment and external examination

Course aims and areas

This course allows you to gain the practical skills and knowledge needed for a range of exciting career opportunities such as nursing, teaching, social work, paramedics, physiotherapy and many more.

You will gain a recognised qualification through applied learning to prepare you for work in a care setting or progress to higher education.

A mix of practical and academic learning includes one day a week in work experience, which could be working in a hospital, with the elderly, children or those with additional needs.

The care industry is rapidly changing, with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile and making it more important than ever that well-qualified people enter the industry.

Course Units

  • Anatomy and physiology in health and social care
  • Enquiries into current research in health and social care
  • Work experience in health and social care
  • Principles of safe practice in health and social care
  • Promoting public health
  • Plus 4 optional units


Why the MET?

This course offers high levels of progression on to employment and apprenticeships.

You will experience different aspects of the sector through multiple work placements.

The department has excellent employment links with local hospitals.

Our teachers bring a great range of industry experience and theoretical knowledge, and are committed to helping you attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.  

Throughout the year you will also benefit from inspirational guest speakers and industry related trips.

Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements may vary depending on the type of course and the level of entry. Click here to find out more about entry requirements for our 16-19 (full-time) courses.

All 16-19 (full-time) courses require an application review meeting. This is a chance for us to talk through your choice of choice and ensure it's right for you.

There are specific CEFR proficiency requirements for international students.

Course Costs

All 16-19 (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August 2017. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment. The cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.

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Work experience

We have excellent links and partnerships with local employers to ensure we can place you in a suitable setting that fits your needs and career aspirations.

You will experience employment within the care sector and develop work-related skills, knowledge and understanding.

Brighton MET is keen to offer our students work experience placements, particularly with the increasing importance for students to complete placements as part of their study programmes across all industry areas.  

This is an exciting opportunity for employers and students alike to gain something valuable with long term benefits for the business and for students. 


What's next?

On successful completion of this Extended Diploma, students can progress directly to university level courses in areas such as nursing, midwifery, social work, teaching, youth work, police, or similar care related subjects.

This BTEC Extended Diploma carries the equivalent UCAS point to 3 A-Levels. 

After this course you may wish to enter employment in a number of careers, including:

  • Nursing  
  • Midwifery
  • Health care worker
  • Social work
  • Youth work
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Teaching
  • Counselling
  • Policing
  • Nutritionist
  • Industry standard equipment to develop practical, vocational skills
  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support

Additional costs

You will have to purchase a t-shirt for your placement uniform costing £10 and it is advised you purchase a textbook costing £25.

Some financial help may be available. 

Additional costs
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    “I was supported by teaching staff and mentors, both in the class and outside the class in extra time. I am very grateful to the staff at Brighton MET.”

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Careers

Potential Careers

Medical practitioner

Typical Tasks:

  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results.
  • Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery.
  • Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases.
  • Supervises patients' progress and advises on diet, exercise and other preventative action.
  • Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

1751 Available opportunities 0.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £31,454

AVERAGE £61,016

POTENTIAL £121,563

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Mathematics

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Locum Consultant in General Surgery with a special interest in UGI re Company: Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Location: Brighton
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Junior Doctor Rota Co-ordinator & Administrator Company: Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust Location: Harefield
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Care worker or home carer

Typical Tasks:

  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, and assists with feeding if required.
  • Generally assists with service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Monitors service users' conditions by taking temperature, pulse, respiration and weight, and contributes to record keeping.
  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

6331 Available opportunities 3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,962

AVERAGE £16,985

POTENTIAL £24,609

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Residential Child Care Support Worker Company: Better Healthcare Location: Haywards Heath RH16
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WEEKEND WORK/FLEXIBLE HOURS Company: Better Healthcare Location: Brighton BN1
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Care Worker Company: Mears Care Ltd Location: Hounslow TW3
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Night Care Assistant Company: CareFirstUK Recruitment Solutions Location: Waterlooville
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Houseparent or residential warden

Typical Tasks:

  • Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.
  • Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
  • Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
  • Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the resident's family and friends.
  • Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
  • Keeps records and writes reports.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

19 Available opportunities 3.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,177

AVERAGE £18,954

POTENTIAL £27,632

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Supervising Social Worker - Fostering Company: Iris Resourcing Location: Southampton
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Support Co-ordinator Company: Foster Care UK Location: Ashford
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Supervising Social Worker – Fostering Team Company: Islington Council Location: London N5
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Carer Engagement Officer Company: National Fostering Agency (NFA) Location: Uxbridge
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Ambulance staff (excluding paramedic)

Typical Tasks:

  • Helps patients into and out of ambulance.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to transport patients to hospitals or other treatment centres and homes.
  • Ascertains nature of injuries and provides first aid treatment.
  • Cleans and disinfects ambulance after use and carries out routine care of ambulance equipment.
  • Replenishes medical supplies in ambulance as necessary.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

32 Available opportunities 6% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,026

AVERAGE £17,219

POTENTIAL £24,024

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Learning
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Ambulance Care Assistant Company: Savoy Ventures Ltd Location: Greenhithe
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Part Time Ambulance Driver - Gillingham Company: G4S (UK) Location: Gillingham
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Part Time Ambulance Driver - Tonbridge Company: G4S (UK) Location: Tonbridge
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Part Time Ambulance Driver - Maidstone Company: G4S (UK) Location: Kent
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