Health & Social Care: BTEC

(LEVEL 3 - EQUIVALENT TO 1 OR 2 GCE A LEVELS)

This is a two year course assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams which is designed for students wishing to gain employment in the health and social care sectors or progress to further study at a higher level. The course is suitable for those who wish to follow a career in the caring industry, social work, nursing, speech therapy, podiatry, youth and community work or radiology.

COURSE CONTENT
OPTION 1 – Single Award.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 1 GCE A Level). This course is 50% exam and 50% course work based and includes 4 units over 2 years which may include:

• Human Lifespan Development (Exam)

• Working in Health and Social Care (Exam)

• Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

• Nutritional Health

OPTION 2 – Double Award.

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 2 GCE A Levels). This course is 40% exam and 60% course work based and includes 8 units over 2 years which includes those in the Extended Certificate, plus:

• Working in Health and Social Care

(Additional Exam)

• Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care (Moderated Task)

• Promoting Public Health

• Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

In addition to our standard entry requirements, entry to these courses will also be considered with:

Health and Social Care Level 2 with achievement of at least a merit and tutor recommendation or NVQ Level 2 (in relevant subject area) with tutor recommendation.