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Level 3 BTEC in Health and Social Care

This course will appeal to students who enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experiences want to find out more about the subject through personal investigation and are interested in developing an understanding of caring organisations and the clients they serve.

The units in the Health and Social Care course provide students with knowledge and understanding of this vocational area. They are ideal qualifications for those students who want a broad background in Health and Social Care, which would allow them to progress to further or higher education, training or employment. Many students progress to courses in teaching, child development, nursing, medicine and social work. 
 
Level 3 BTEC in Health and Social Care
 

Qualification

Equivalent to

Teaching time (hours) in 2 weeks

Level 3 BTEC Certificate - one year only

AS Level

9 hours in Year 12

Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate

 1 x A Level

9 hours in Years 12 & 13

Level 3 BTEC Diploma 2 x A Level 18 hours in Years 12 & 13

How will I be assessed?

Students will complete 2, 4 or 8 units of work, depending on the qualification undertaken.
 

All 3 qualifications require a portfolio of work and external assessment.

Pearson Level 3 BTEC National Health and Social Care

Units being studied for the Extended Certificate

 

What qualifications are needed to take this course?
You must have 5 grades at A*-C at GCSE including English and Maths- these two grades are fundamental for any student who plans to go through the UCAS application. We also request that students have a minimum of a C in English due to the amount of extensive writing that is required for each unit of work studied.
 
Additionally students need to have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in health and social care, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively.
What kind of student is this course suitable for?

This course will appeal to students who enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives, experiences and want to find out more about the subject through personal investigation and are interested in developing an understanding of caring organisations and the clients they serve. This course is also suitable for students who are organised; can meet strict deadlines and are able to work independently and effectively.

This is a BTEC course and will show in two of your option columns; however, it can be done as a single option.
 
Qualification
Equivalent to
No of units
External Exam Element
 Certificate
1 AS Level
2 units
I control cwk unit + 1 examined unit
 Extended Certificate
1 A Levels
4 units
2 control cwk+ 2 external exams
Diploma
2 A Levels
8 units
5 control cwk +2 external exams + 1 controlled external assessment
What sort of work will I be doing?
Below are some of the compulsory units of study that are marked externally:
Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development
Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care
Unit 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Unit 7 Principles of safe practice in Health and Social Care

External Exam

Controlled Coursework
This course will allow you to develop a broad understanding of working environments in health, social care and early year’s settings. You will also develop communication, presentation and employability skills. Learning to identify, select, collect and collate evidence using a variety of resources and range of techniques, including statistical data.
And finally...

This course will appeal to students who enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives, experiences and want to find out more about the subject through personal investigation and are interested in developing an understanding of caring organisations and the clients they serve. This course is also suitable for students who are organised; can meet strict deadlines and are able to work independently and effectively.

                                       

 

 





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