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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Cardinal Newman Catholic School ~ A Specialist Arts and Community College

Course description

BTEC Nationals have always required applied learning that brings together knowledge and understanding (the cognitive domain) with practical and technical skills (the psychomotor domain).This is achieved through learners performing vocational tasks that encourage the development of appropriate vocational behaviours (the affective domain) and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are valued in both higher education and the workplace. This course is completed over two years and is equivalent to one A level, qualifying you for UCAS points.

Course content

UNIT 1 - HUMAN LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT

  • Written exam set and marked by Pearson.
  • 1.5 hours.• 90 marks.

Learners cover physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the human lifespan, and the factors affecting development and the effects of ageing.

UNIT 2 - WORKING IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

  • Written exam set and marked by Pearson
  • 1.5 hours.
  • 80 marks

Learners explore what it is like to work in the health and social care sector, including the roles and responsibilities of workers and organisations.

UNIT 5 - MEETING INDIVIDUAL CARE AND SUPPORT NEEDS

Learners focus on the principles and practicalities that underpin meeting individuals’ care and support needs, which are the foundation of all the care disciplines. Students will study one optional unit that covers the biological and sociological topics relevant to the different parts of the sector to support their progression to specialised degree programmes in the sector.

Optional units include:

  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs
  • Physiological Disorders and their Care

Entry requirements

The entry requirement is that a student must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C.

Future opportunities

This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels. An excellent springboard to prepare you for university, employment or further study.

Further information

elaine.donohue@cardinalnewman.coventry.sch.uk 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman Catholic School ~ A Specialist Arts and Community College directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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