Health & Social Care BTEC Diploma Level 3 (Double Option) (Option Blocks B & C) at The North School
This qualification will given an understanding of the knowledge and practical skills necessary for a career in the health and social care sector. The aim is to provide students with the core principles of health and social care.
This course is ideal for those who are aiming to work in the Health & Social Care Sector but are unsure of the specific career pathway they might take. It provides a broad understanding of the health and social care sector varying from human lifespan development to public health. It is also suitable for those students who have decided they wish to pursue a specific career such as midwifery or dental nursing.
Students study 8 units, 6 of which are mandatory:
Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development
Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care
Unit 5: Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
Unit 6: Meeting individual Care and Support Needs
Unit 12: Priciples of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
Unit 13: Promoting Public Health
Plus 2 optional units, to be decided.
The Diploma course include an optional 100 hurs of work experience.
Students undertake a range of activities in class including independent and group work and presentations.
At least 5 A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent) including English and Maths and/or BTEC qualification(s) at Level 2..
Units 1, 2 and 5 are externally assessed. Students can achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* for each assignemtn and the course.
Students would benefit from having a copy of the core text book.
This qualification is designed to enable students to enter the health and social care sector in a job such as a carer or trainee nursery assistant. Alternatively, the qualification can be used alongside other level 3 courses to gain entry to college or university to study health and social care at a higher level.
For further information on the requirements and content of this course, please contact Ms S Anderson.
How to apply
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