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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

This course covers the range of knowledge and skills that you will need to be successful in a career within the care sector. This course will allow you to progress on to further study within this sector or seek employment within the health or care sector.

The mandatory content of the qualification incorporates topics relevant across the health and social care sector. The topics covered are

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs.

Learners also cover an optional unit that covers the topic Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs.

The qualification is assessed using internally assessed assignments and written exams which are set and marked by Pearson.

This qualification is generally taken alongside other qualifications as part of a 2–year programme of learning. This will enable learners to progress to a degree programme chosen from a range of programmes in the health and social care sector.

The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education institutions as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses.

It can be taken alongside, for example:

  • A Levels in Biology and Psychology, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Nursing
  • A Levels in English and History, which could lead to a BA (Hons) in Primary Education
  • a BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Social Work
  • a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport, which could lead to a Foundation Degree in Sports Studies and Development.

 

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

This course covers a wider range of knowledge and skills that you will need to be successful in a career within the care sector. This course will allow you to progress on to further study within this sector or seek employment within the health or care sector.

This qualification has been designed to account for two-thirds of a two-year, full-time study programme for learners who are intending to go onto further study in a related sector. It supports access to a range of higher education courses if taken as part of a programme of study that includes another BTEC or A Level alongside it.

The Health and Diploma Level 3 Diploma is equivalent in size to two A Levels.

Candidates will cover 8 units of which 6 are mandatory and 3 are external.

The qualification is assessed using internally assessed assignments and written exams which are set and marked by Pearson

The mandatory content of the qualification incorporates topics relevant across the health and social care sector. The topics covered are:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting Public Health

Learners also cover 2 optional units that covers the topic:

  • Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs
  • Nutritional Health

The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education institutions as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses.

It can be taken alongside, for example:
  • an A Level in Biology, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Nursing or Midwifery
  • an A Level in Sociology, which could lead to a BA (Hons) in Social Work
  • a BTEC Certificate in Sport, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy
  • an A Level in Psychology, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Psychology

 

BTEC LEVEL 1/LEVEL2 FIRST CERTIFICATE AND CERTIFICATE AND EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context.

Additionally, they are popular and effective because they engage young learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace.

These skills include: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively; and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes. BTEC Firsts motivate learners, and open doors to progression into further study and responsibility within the workplace.

Entry Criteria:

  • 5 A* - D or equivalent including:
  • At least a “3” Maths
  • At least a “3” in English Language
  • At least a “E” in Science

The mandatory content of the qualification incorporates topics relevant across the health and social care sector. The topics covered are:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Health and Social Care Values
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Healthy Living
  • Learners also cover optional units that covers the topics
  • Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing 
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care
  • Individual Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care

You can progress on to a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care.You may also consider further training or study in related fields such as Social Care, an Apprenticeship or employment.