Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in the health and social care sector.

This programme will provide you with a broad based introduction to Health and Social Care, preparing for a range of employment opportunities in Care or further study.

In addition to the Extended Certificate units students also have the opportunity to attend two weeks of work placement where they can complete their Creative and Therapeutic Activities project in a vocational setting. This helps the student with their transition into either Level 3 or the workplace.


Additional costs will be incurred for a DBS check, polo shirt, visits and textbook. Further details will be advised at interview.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

Core units

  • Human lifespan development. (External exam)
  • Health and Social Care values

    Mandatory units

  • Effective communication in Health and Social Care
  • Healthy living (External exam)

    Optional Units

  • Promoting health and well being
  • Human body systems and care disorders
  • Creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care.
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What Next?

Successful completion of the course enables you to progress to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care. Alternatively you may wish to apply for employment in the care sector.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Four GCSEs at grades 9-3
  • To include English or maths GCSEs at grades 9-3

From College

  • Relevant level 1 qualification
  • English and maths at level 1 or higher
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