BTEC Health and Social Care Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at The Downs School
We currently offer the opportunity to study a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care – equivalent to an A Level qualification. In the UK, Health and Social Care is a broad term that relates to integrated services that are available from Health and Social Care providers.
This Health and Social Care course combines elements of Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Nutrition, Law and Ethics. All students studying Health and Social Care will be expected to have a work placement alongside their academic studies; such as a placement in a nursery, residential home, hospital or other caring establishments.
The BTEC is a practical course and students will be expected to take part in a number of assessments throughout the course, these will include;
Replication of studies
Log book completion
4 GCSE‟s at GRADE C or above to include at least 1 Science (preferably Biology) at GRADE C and English at GRADE C.
Mandatory Units (3) Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
Specialist Units (4) Development Through the Life Stages Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care Nutrition for Health & Social Care
All coursework based.
Studying Health & Social Care can lead to further study and a range of career opportunities, such as; Advice Worker, Personal Advisor, Charity Officer, Civil Service Administrator, Counsellor, FE Lecturer, Health Promotion Specialist, Health Service Manager, Local Government Administrator, Nutritional Therapist, Physiotherapist, Probation officer, Social worker, Lifestyle Consultant, Nurse, Health Care Assistant, Care Support Worker, Learning Support Assistant, Nursery Worker.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Downs School directly.