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BTEC Health and Social Care at Boston Spa Academy

Course description

Course Outline:

National Extended Certificate (Equivalent to 1 A Level)

The course consist of 4 units - 2 are externally assessed and is 58% of the final result .

Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (58%).


Unit 1 Human Life Span Development-Mandatory-Written exam externally assessed

Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care- Mandatory- externally assessed

Unit 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs- Mandatory

Unit 14 Physiological Disorders and their Care- optional




Entry requirements

4 GCSEs Grade 4 or above including maths grade 4 or english grade 5




The mandatory externally assessed units are the written examinations for this subject. All other units are assessed as coursework. Student must pass the written examinations and these with the coursework will make up 100% of the final grade.


Financial information

Equipment required / Approx Cost:

The students are encouraged to buy the textbook Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care Book 1

edited by Beryl Stretch and Mary Whitehouse. The cost of this book is approximately £25.

Book 2 is required for the Diploma course

Future opportunities

Higher Education Progression and Career Opportunities:

This course enables students to progress directly into the workplace, or on to further vocational programmes or to higher education.  This course is a suitable starting point for careers in health services, social work, teaching and childcare, nursing and professions allied to medicine.

It is possible for students to progress further into higher education, as successful BTEC National qualifications give points on UCAS for university applications.

Further information

Please contact the Boston Spa Sixth Form for more information 01937 846612. 

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: 10 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years