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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at The Billericay School

Course description

These awards are work-related qualifications that will give you an understanding of health the knowledge and practical skills required to enable progression to employment or higher level education. For 2017 either the BTEC or OCR national course will be offered.

Course content

The National Diploma will consist of eight units and the National Extended Certificate will consist of four units. Assessments of the units consists of a series of assignments that include a combination of essays, external exams, diary extracts, case studies, examples from work placements and presentations.
The most likely units to be studied
Unit 1- Human Lifespan Development
Unit 2- Working in Health & Social Care
Unit 5- Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
Unit 6- Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Unit 12-Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
Unit 13-Promoting Public Health
Unit 15-Psychological Perspectives
Unit 23-Nutritional Health

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C in science, preferably the additional component.


This is one of the new vocational courses. There will be a combination of internally assessed work and external examination units.

Future opportunities

This course provides students with an introduction and overview of the health and social care sectors. The awards will enable you to go straight into employment in areas such as health care work and occupational health. The qualification will also enable students to progress onto degrees in social work, nursing and other related areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Billericay School directly.

Last updated date: 27 January 2017
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    • The size of our Sixth Form gives us greater resources than smaller institutions and this means we are more able to offer a wider range of subject and course combinations at A level & BTEC level 3.

      • A highly qualified and experienced staff that have a proven track record of working successfully at A level.
      • Excellent study facilities and subject resources (including state of the art media and music facilities).
      • Personalised care and support through a personal tutor and the Sixth Form pastoral team, supporting and monitoring your progress and acting as a contact point with home.
      • An exceptional curriculum enrichment programme.
      • Access to the school’s sport and gym facilities.
      • Outstanding guidance and support for university, employment or training.