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Health and Social Care - BTEC National Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Coppice Performing Arts School

Course description

The BTEC National Diploma and National Certificate (Level 3) in Health and Social Care course has been designed to give students qualifications which will provide them with knowledge and understanding within the wide field of Health and Social Care.

These are ideal qualifications for those students who want a broad background in Health and Social Care, which will allow them to progress down their desired career pathway within this subject area.

Course details:

In Year 12 and 13, the units covered include:

• Effective Communication

• Equality, Diversity and Rights

• Health & Safety and Security

• Development through the life stages

• Sociological and Psychological Perspectives

• Working in the Health or Social Care sector

Plus other compulsory and optional units if the double award is studied. Some optional units can be chosen by the student in Year 13 based on their career aspirations.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for Level 3 study is 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Mathematics; these should be in at least 4 different subjects. You will receive guidance about which pathway will be most suited to your needs which will be based on your anticipated GCSE Point Score. If you have a higher Point Score you will be encouraged to take a more academic route and if your Point Score is lower you may wish to choose a more vocational pathway. However, these options will be discussed in your admission interview. 

Specific entry requirements:

Students should aim to have a grade C in English as the written content of the course requires written and oral communication skills. Students should also achieve at least a Pass in the first year to be allowed to continue onto the second year of the programme. Students who have completed any Btec course should have at least Merit.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coppice Performing Arts School directly.

Last updated date: 09 April 2015

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  • Start date: Next September


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      Academic progress and attendance is regularly monitored and personalised support is negotiated to ensure that every student fulfils their potential. A high level of guidance and support is offered in order to prepare students for university and employment. Our excellent Progression Guidance, together with personalised programmes of support, resulted in all students in 2015 gaining their first choice university place. For 3 consecutive years our students have achieved exceptionally well, with pass rates above National Average.

      Our Sixth Form students are seen as role models for younger members of the school and, as such, are full participants in the life of the school and support our vertical tutoring house system. A Head Boy and Head Girl are selected to play a lead part in supporting staff, students and the school as a whole.

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