BTEC First Diploma - Pearson Edexcel
The knowledge, understanding and skills learnt in studying a BTEC First will aid progression to further study and prepare learners to enter the workplace in due course. In the health and social sector, typical employment opportunities may include working as an apprentice or in a supervised entry role, depending on specific job requirements and age restrictions. When taken as part of a balanced curriculum, there is a clear progression route to a level 3 course or apprenticeship.
On successful completion you may progress to:
This course will include 8 units:
As with any care course nowadays, you will need to undergo a mandatory Disclosure and Barring Scheme check.
Your assessment will include individual assignments which will be internally marked and verified. A Pass, Merit or Distinction can be achieved in all assignments.
Certain "part-time" courses may become "full-time" (if additional courses are taken), and "full-time" courses may become "part-time" to suit your requirements.
Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2014/15 (August 2014 - July 2015). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2015/16.
If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees or access to higher education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding).
In order to support you in your future career, all 16-18 year old students in both schools and colleges who do not have an A*-C grade in their English or maths GCSE will study towards a GCSE as part of their main study programme. If you achieve grade E or below you will study towards a Functional Skills English and/or maths qualification.
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