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Health and Social Care BTEC National Diploma at Mount Grace School

Course description

BTEC Nationals are designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualifications.They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment or for Higher Education. The course enables learning to be as active, practical and work-related as possible. Alongside this, it provides robust opportunities for learners to gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas relating to health and social care.

The courses will appeal to those who would like to pursue a career in the caring professions such as dealing with small children, primary school teaching, nursing, midwifery, social work and care of the elderly.

Course content

SINGLE AWARD

What will you be learning?

The units that are covered in the first year include:

  • Unit 1 Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care 0 33. As part of Unit 1 students will be expected to complete one week’s work experience
  • Unit 2 Development through the Life Stages 3
  • Unit 3 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care 3

DOUBLE AWARD

What will you be learning?

The units that are covered in the first year include:

  • Unit 1 Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care 0 3
  • Unit 2 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care 10 3
  • Unit 3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care 10 3
  • Unit 4 Development Through the Life Stages 3
  • Unit 5 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care 10 3
  • Unit 6 Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care. This unit includes 100 hours of compulsory work experience. This is arranged as three, week-long placements, spread through the course.

Entry requirements

Candidates who wish to study BTEC H&SC (Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma) require a minimum of five GCSE passes Grade C or above. It is recommended that this includes English and Maths and also Level 2 BTEC H&SC at Merit if it is offered by your school.

Assessment

The course comprises 100% coursework.

Future opportunities

This course will contribute to the UCAS points needed to study at University. You will also be qualified to work in vocational sectors and receive further training towards a career in the appropriate sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mount Grace School directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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