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Health & Social Care - BTEC Level 3 at Bolton St Catherine's Academy

Course description

In this course you will explore patterns of human growth and development. You will explore the key aspects of growth and development, and the experience of health and wellbeing. You will learn about factors that can influence human growth, development and human health. You will learn about a number of theories and models to explain and interpret behaviour through the human lifespan. You will also explore the impact of both predictable and unpredictable life events, and recognise how they impact on individuals. You will study the interaction between the physical and psychological factors of the ageing process, and how this affects confidence and self-esteem, which in turn may determine how individuals will view their remaining years. You will also learn about the values and principles of meeting care and support needs and examine some of the ethical issues that arise when personalising care. You will examine factors that can impact the professionals who provide the care and support, and the challenges that must be overcome to allow access to good quality care and health services. You will explore the different methods used by professionals across all care services. You will reflect on these methods when you consider the importance of multi-agency working in providing a package of care and support that meets all the needs of individuals. 


Course content

Students study 4 units, Human Lifespan Development, Working in Health and Social Care, Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs and Work Experience in Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

What do I need?

GCSE English Grade 5

GCSE Mathematics Grade 5

GCSE Health & Social Care Grade 5


Human Lifespan Development is assessed by a written exam.
Working in Health and Social Care is assessed by a written test set and marked by the exam board. Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs and Work Experience in Health and Social Care are internally marked assignments. 


Future opportunities

Future oppotunities are extensive and include teaching, NHS, Child Care, Nursery Nurses, Care professionals & youth work. The following degree courses are a natural progression into Higher Education where options include: 

Foundation Degree in Early Years Play Work & Education

BSc (Hons) in Nursing

BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 29 June 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years