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Health Screeners (Newborn Hearing Screener) - Level 3 Edexcel Diploma

Part Time

Course Overview

This qualification, accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), helps boost learners’ career prospects by giving them the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to work as a Newborn Hearing Screener. 

It is a work-based qualification and therefore you will need a supportive employer to allow assessment in the workplace.  It is usually completed over a 12 month period but course length may vary according to setting and the nature of your job role.  You will be assessed by one of our highly-skilled and occupationally-competent members of staff.

Course Content

You will be allocated an assessor who visits the work setting every 4 to 6 weeks to support and guide you through your qualification. You will need to complete 12 mandatory units plus optional knowledge & competency units.

Entry Requirement

You need to be working in a relevant health setting to complete the new born hearing screener. A good standard of English and maths is required, which will be tested during enrolment


This diploma is delivered in the workplace using a variety of assessment methods.  It is assessed on a continuous basis with a portfolio of evidence using a combination of workplace observations, witness testimonies, professional discussion, oral and written questions and work product evidence.

Where does this course lead to

You can progress onto a level 3 diploma in healthcare support

How to Enrol

To find out more information or to enrol please email distance.learning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference.

Course is now full

Course Outline

Course Code: MXEC233
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: Anytime
Day & Time: Flexible
Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £1757.00)
Registration Fees: £135.00
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