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Health and Social Care BTEC L3 Triple Award (SCC) at Swale Sixth Form

Course description

Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject

Students completing this course will develop a wide range of skills including communication, organisation, empathy, and time management.  There will be opportunities to partake in team work and work placements, enabling the development of social and interpersonal skills.  Strong literacy and numeracy skills are also important.

Course content

Potential Topics that will be studied

Students will cover a variety of topics which may include:

Working in the sector

Equality, diversity and individual rights

Effective communication

Human development

Anatomy and physiology

Health and safety

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Students need to achieve 5 A*-C GCSE grades, including English and mathematics. 

Also if students study GCSE health and social care, they will need to achieve at least a C grade. 

All candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS (police check).



On the BTEC course assessment takes place in a variety of ways including assignments, externally assessed exam board tasks, as well as written examinations.

Financial information

Please Note:

This course requires you to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check to allow you to work with vulnerable children and adults, within a health and social care setting.  

There is a charge for this DBS check which is payable by the student.

Future opportunities

Progression and career opportunities

Students following this course may progress into higher education into a variety of degree subjects, midwifery, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, mental health nursing, counselling and primary education.

There may be opportunities to progress onto apprenticeships at Level 4 and above, or gain employment within the sector.

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: 17 October 2016
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