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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 at Chase High School

Course description

Level 3 BTEC Health & Social Care is a two-year course. There is no final exam and all work is teacher assessed throughout the course.

You must be passionate about making a difference to people’s lives and eager to learn about the different needs of individuals and client groups.

Course content

The first year consists of six core units:

  • Unit 1 ­– Communication in health and social care
  • Unit 2 – Equality and diversity in health and social care
  • Unit 3 – Health, safety and security in health and social care
  • Unit 4 – Lifespan and development in health and social care
  • Unit 5 – Anatomy and physiology in health and social care
  • Unit 6 – Values and planning in health and social care

The course then continues with the following units in the second year. (The first of these also requires 100 hours of voluntary work experience.)

  • Unit 7 – Personal and professional development in health and social care
  • Unit 8 – Sociological perspectives in health and social care
  • Unit 9 – Psychological perspectives in health and social care
  • Unit 10 – Caring for children and young people
  • Unit 11 – Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Unit 12 – Public health

Entry requirements

5 x GCSEs at Grades A*-C, including English and Maths or an equivalent Level 2 BTEC, with GCSE English and Maths

Future opportunities

You’ll be developing essential communication skills that will not only help you to reach out to clients but also improve your performance in any number of potential careers. The knowledge and experience you acquire will enable you to continue studying this subject at university or, alternatively, move straight into the medical and care professions. This is a very mobile profession; if you’re a keen traveller, you might consider caring for clients in other parts of the country, or overseas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chase High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2015
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