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Health & Social Care (BTEC Level 3 Diploma) at Diss High School

Course description

What is a BTEC Diploma?

The BTEC Diploma is a well-respected vocational qualification. It is worth the equivalent of TWO A-Level grades. It is commonly accepted as a progression route onto degree courses and for higher level jobs. The BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care is assessed purely by coursework.

Course content

What will I learn?

You will gain an understanding of health, social care and early years working environments;

You will develop skills, knowledge and understanding in health, social care and early years;

You will have the opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way including work placement and visits to local health, social and early years organisations;

You will follow a course that enables progression to both higher education and employment in relevant sectors.

Entry requirements

You are required to have at least five Cs at GCSE including Maths and English Language at Grade C.

Subject Specific

Science grade C


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a portfolio of your coursework. Your grade will be assessed by your teachers. There are no exams.

Future opportunities

You will develop skills that are highly valued by employers and universities and gain confidence by developing independent learning skills.

In the past, students have used their qualification in Health and Social Care to support an application for a degree in nursing, midwifery, teacher training or social work.

Some students choose to go straight into employment with further training in areas such as Social Work, Caring and Education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 June 2015

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