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Health & Social Care (Double) BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at Brimsham Green School

Course description

This course is designed to account for a two year full time study programme for learners who are intending on to go onto further study in the related sector. It supports access to higher education courses if taken as part of a programme of study that includes another BTEC or A level alongside it

Course content

• Human Lifespan Development
• Working in health and social care
• Enquiries into current research in health and social care
Also 5 pieces of coursework to be completed :
• Meeting individual care needs and support
• Principles of safe practice in health and social care
• Promoting public health
• Work experience in health and social care (one day a week)
• Supporting individuals with additional needs


This course is made up of 83% Coursework and 46% External Assessment.
3 external exams to be completed over the two years – two in the first year and one in the following year

Future opportunities

Students have been known to take this course with single Biology which provides the opportunity to acquire enough UCAS points for university courses in nursing or midwifery.

Alternatively students can progress to a career in care.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brimsham Green School directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016

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    • Welcome to Cotswold Edge, a collaboration of the three sixth forms of Brimsham Green School, Chipping Sodbury School and Yate International Academy. This new post 16 collaboration will broaden the curriculum offer and excellence in teaching and learning for the young people of the area.

      Through this partnership we are able to offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications, enabling students to select the courses which meet their needs and interests.

      We aim to provide a safe, secure and most importantly, stimulating environment in which to study.  We offer enthusiastic, dedicated teaching through staff who are equipped to provide you, the student, with excellent tuition in your chosen subject.

      Our sixth form collaboration ensures a personalised programme of support so that all young people can achieve their very best, in an environment where aspirations are high, levels of care, support and guidance are second to none and where excellence thrives.