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BTEC Diploma in Health & Social Care at Framwellgate School

Course description

Why Study Health and Social Care?

This course offers a practical and realistic insight into health, social care and early years working environments in the UK. Students will use their investigative skills to complete projects that will develop their abilities in evaluation, discussion, comparison and interpretation.

Students completing this course will gain a good grounding that will prepare them to work with children, vulnerable adults, old people, the ill and the disabled. The course can lead to employment opportunities in special needs support, social work, occupational therapy, speech therapy and care management.

Features of the Course:

This course is vocational and assessed purely through coursework assignments. Students will be given the opportunity to submit and then improve their assignments to enable them to meet their full potential. Students will take part in 100 hours of work experience as part of the qualification and complete assignment based work linked to this experience. The Diploma which is twelve units of work, is broadly equivalent to 2 A Levels.


Modules covered in Year 12:

Developing Effective Communication, Equality, Diversity and

Rights, Health Safety and Security, Personal and Professional

Development, Health Education, Working in the Health Sector.

Assessment in Year 12

Examinations: None

Coursework: 6 units - Diploma


Modules covered in Year 13:

Sociological Perspectives, Psychological Perspectives, Fundamentals of Anatomy, Personal and Professional Development,Development through Life Stages.

Assessment in Year 13

Examinations: None

Coursework: 6 Units - Diploma

Entry requirements

In order to enrol on sixth form courses, applicants will need to have achieved:

•5 A* to C Grades in separate subjects including English

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September