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Health and Social Care BTEC First Award at Christ The King College

Course description

This qualification develops an informed and detailed understanding of the role of the health or social care workers, their relationship with patients/service users and their responsibilities towards patients/service users and the wider health and social care sectors. The course also develops communication skills and the understanding of everybody’s individual needs across their lifespan.
The achievement of the BTEC First Award has the equivalence of 1 GCSE graded A*-C.


Students will complete four units from the list below. Unit 1 is an external exam and the other three units will be internally assessed through controlled assessments.

Core Units – Student will complete both units: 1 Human Lifespan Development , 2 Health and Social Care values  
Optional units – students will complete two units from this section: Effective Communication in Health and Social Care, Social influences on Health and wellbeing,  Promoting health and wellbeing,  The impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing , Equality and diversity in health and social care or Individual rights in health and social care

Future opportunities

Students can gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the health and social care sector. Students may want to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as the Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Health Studies, or Early Years, or a GCE in Health and Social Care.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.

Last updated date: 05 June 2015
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  • Start date: Next September