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Health and Social Care BTEC National Level 3 at The Kingsway Academy

Course description

Subsidiary Diploma, 60 credits = 1 A level. This course is a work related qualification providing you with the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to your chosen subject or area of work. It is an area in which there are many job opportunities. Working in the health and social care professions can take you to different parts of the country and overseas. The skills you will gain can also be transferred to many professions eg good communication skills as results of working as a team members in a placement and classroom setting, development of the ability to empathise with clients and the ability to research effectively and write fluently.

Course content

Topics covered during course: Mandatory Units (year 1, 30 credits) Unit 1: Developing effective communication in health and social care Unit 2: Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care Unit 3: Health, safety and security in health and social care Optional Units (year 2, 30 credits) Unit 10: Caring for Children and Young People Unit 20: Promoting Health Education Unit 23: Complementary Therapies for Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A-C including English and Maths.


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Future opportunities

Higher Education pathways: Degree in specific career paths e.g. nursing. Linked Careers: Social work and Health Care Professions, primary teaching

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Kingsway Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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