BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Sept 14 Entry) Watch

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Hey everyone,

I wanted to start this thread for anyone applying for L3 ED Health & Social to start in September.

So who else is going to study this and why?

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Hi

I've just applied today to study this at my local college as it seems like the type of qualification I need for my uni course/career!

Was looking it up online and I think it's all coursework based there aren't any exams which is a good thing too!

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Hey im debs and im doing this course in sept at my college in order to get ready for children nursing at university!
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I've recently completed this course and going to uni in September
If you want to ask me any questions about the course then feel free to ask me


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I applied for this course and am starting in September at my sixth form I'm really excited to start haha :3
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(Original post by ohhello92x)
I've recently completed this course and going to uni in September
If you want to ask me any questions about the course then feel free to ask me


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hey can you tell me about the course:
-how is it better than a levels
-how many days in college and how many days a week in work placement
-what uni did you get into and what were your results and what are you doing in uni
finally, what supplies did you need apart from the basics like pens and pencils did you use a folder or what?
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(Original post by DAtgirlxox)
hey can you tell me about the course:
-how is it better than a levels
-how many days in college and how many days a week in work placement
-what uni did you get into and what were your results and what are you doing in uni
finally, what supplies did you need apart from the basics like pens and pencils did you use a folder or what?
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- it is better than A Levels because it's 100% coursework as you know and you can fully concentrate on getting your coursework done right and get the grades you want.
- it was 3 days in college and 2 days work placement..I assume it's the same in other colleges.
- I got into Buckinghamshire New University. My tutor hasn't informed me yet but providing she has marked all of my last unmarked work, so my merits and distinctions I will be getting DDM. I will be doing a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care.
- obviously you'll need paper and the basics. When I did the course I had to have a folder and loads of plastic wallets to put coursework in. You may also be required to purchase both textbooks for your course



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Wow thanks for a gr8 answer xx really help full
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Wow thanks for a gr8 answer xx really help full
You're welcome xx
Are you hoping to go to uni after?


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Yes totaly i want to go into nursing for either kids or adults at a if uni in london i carnt wait to start the course. so all in all what was the most chalenge thing in the course and can you tell me a bit about the work placements? haha so many q's im sorry
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Yes totaly i want to go into nursing for either kids or adults at a if uni in london i carnt wait to start the course. so all in all what was the most chalenge thing in the course and can you tell me a bit about the work placements? haha so many q's im sorry
As that's good
I would probably say the most challenging thing about the course is getting put under pressure to get coursework completed on time aha
With work placements, you can choose any setting you want. You have to complete a certain amount of hours, which was 300 but I assume it's the same for everyone doing the course but not 100% sure there I managed to complete mine in 3 placements, which were at a nursery, pre school and a care home. They were all rewarding as I gained so much from them
It's ok


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[QUOTE=ohhello92x;48691726]As that's good
I would probably say the most challenging thing about the course is getting put under pressure to get coursework completed on time aha
With work placements, you can choose any setting you want. You have to complete a certain amount of hours, which was 300 but I assume it's the same for everyone doing the course but not 100% sure there I managed to complete mine in 3 placements, which were at a nursery, pre school and a care home. They were all rewarding as I gained so much from them
It's ok


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Thanks so much xxx
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[QUOTE=DAtgirlxox;48713199]
(Original post by ohhello92x)
As that's good
I would probably say the most challenging thing about the course is getting put under pressure to get coursework completed on time aha
With work placements, you can choose any setting you want. You have to complete a certain amount of hours, which was 300 but I assume it's the same for everyone doing the course but not 100% sure there I managed to complete mine in 3 placements, which were at a nursery, pre school and a care home. They were all rewarding as I gained so much from them
It's ok


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Thanks so much xxx
Your welcome xxx


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I've recently completed this course and going to uni in September
If you want to ask me any questions about the course then feel free to ask me


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Im starting this course in september an hope to go on to uni and do either mental health nursing or mental health social work. Does any1 know what the second year consists of i.e extended diploma ?
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Im starting this course in september an hope to go on to uni and do either mental health nursing or mental health social work. Does any1 know what the second year consists of i.e extended diploma ?
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Well there's 18 units to complete. And during the first year my tutors got my class to complete as many units as possible so that when we came back to the 2nd year wouldn't have as many units to get through and then we had a load of workshops until we finished. Dunno if it would be the same at other colleges..


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I am hopefully going to starting this course in September at my local college I cant wait to start and looking forward to placements. I love science and health care so this course is perfect for me <3 I will hopefully get to chose some of the units I study. I will be applying for uni 2015/2016 entry for Child Nursing at Kings, UWE, Birmingham City, Bournemouth and Plymouth <3 I am interest in specialising in Paediatric Hepatology tho
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(Original post by SilentMelody)
I am hopefully going to starting this course in September at my local college I cant wait to start and looking forward to placements. I love science and health care so this course is perfect for me <3 I will be doing the extended diploma tho and will hopefully get to chose some of the units I study. I will be applying for uni 2015/2016 entry for Child Nursing at Kings, UWE, Southampton, Bournemouth and Plymouth <3
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(Original post by DAtgirlxox)
hey can you tell me about the course:
-how is it better than a levels
-how many days in college and how many days a week in work placement
-what uni did you get into and what were your results and what are you doing in uni
finally, what supplies did you need apart from the basics like pens and pencils did you use a folder or what?

In regards to placement days is different for everyone. At my college we only do one day of placement a week and only need to complete 100 hours overall. This is done in your first year which will mean that we got a day off in our second year. The course is so tailored too suit certain degrees that it makes doing your personal statement for university so easy!!

I got all my supplies from Staples last year. Their bend back folders that were four punch. In these i had 100's of plastic wallets ready to put handouts in and a huge wad of narrow ruled paper that was loose so i could open the folder and write straight away. I also had 10 page dividers so that i could divide my notes so that the notes for the relevant assignment was in its own place. I had three of these, one for each teacher. You complete 9 units in your first year at my college. So each teacher had one unit each going at the same time. I also had two lever arches at home. I would filter out each unit into these when the unit was complete. One was for assignments and the other for old notes regarding the completed unit.

I'm super organised though, some of the people in my class just took a folder with plastic wallets for handouts, a notebook and a pen, they seemed to manage fine.
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I have completed my first year of the course management issues aside, the course itself is really good I had been studying the course to go onto specialist teaching (which is sadly not going to happen due to finances )

It's well rounded, with topics such as nutrition, sociology, safeguarding, health and safety, and you get the chance in year one to do two placements I have old reference material and assignments (got a D* D* grade) so more than happy to send any to anyone beginning this course.

Good luck!
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I'm a bit scared I'll be the odd one out at college when I start in September as I'm 18! Tried 2 years of AS levels and it just didn't work (long story short I suffered with depression the first year so didn't do exams, 2nd year realised that exam and revision stress was actually a factor in depression) so I'm hoping a Btec will be better as it's all coursework. I'm hoping to apply for adult nursing and I just know all of the work experince will so helpful. Thanks for all the info guys
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