Health and Social Care
Head of Faculty Ms H Mohamed
BTEC Quality Nominee Ms N Ellis
Health & Social Care will prepare you for a career in one of the wide range of related professions. The BTEC course has a very strong focus on the health and well-being of individuals within society. It is designed to stimulate and challenge students. It is assessed through a combination of internal assignments and external exams. These activities are enjoyable, interactive and suitable for all learning styles.
How will it be assessed?
BTEC Diploma—two-year linear course. Board: EDEXCEL
The BTEC Diploma is a level 3 qualification equivalent to two A-Levels
TOTAL: 8 Units
- Human Lifespan Development (External Exam)
- Working in Health & Social Care (External Exam)
- Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care (Externally assessed)
- Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
- Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
- Promoting Public Health
- Psychological Perspectives
- Nutritional Health
BTEC Extended Diploma—two-year linear course. Board: EDEXCEL
The BTEC Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-Levels.
TOTAL: 13 Units (8 mandatory units) As above, including:
- Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care (External Exam)
- Work Experience in Health and Social Care (100 hours + coursework)
Plus 5 Optional Units TBC
Both qualifications are graded as a P (Pass), M (Merit) or D (Distinction).
Where will it lead?
A BTEC in Health & Social Care will enable you to enter into employment at various levels in the Health and Social Care sector such as; nursing, midwifery, social work or Early Years Teaching. The BTEC level 3 qualification is equivalent to A-level standard and may fulfil UCAS entry requirement for university to study for a Health and Social care related degree.
Guest speakers and university visits. Extended Diploma course requires students to complete at least 100 hours of work experience in a number of different Health and Social Care settings.
Diploma: Average GCSE point score of 4.5 including grade 5 (or above) in English Language or Maths as well as the individual subject requirement for the A-Level subject you wish to study.
Extended Diploma: Average GCSE point score of 4, including grade 5 (or above) in English Language or Maths.