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Health and Social Care BTEC at Hinchingbrooke School Academy

Course description

Why Study Health And Social Care?

If you prefer a subject with less exams and if you enjoy portfolio work and taking charge of your own learning, this may suit you.

This is a vocational course and you will get the opportunity to visit care settings to gather information for your portfolio work. You will be expected to keep up to date with current health and social care related news issues from reading and listening to the news. This is both a practical and academic course and requires your enthusiasm and commitment.

In a work-related context, you will develop skills that will enable you to make an effective contribution to the care sector, including research, evaluation and problem-solving skills. You may apply your learning to your choice of contexts: health, children’s services, care of older people or individuals with specific needs.

Ideal for those who enjoy creating project-style work and investigating real situations, this course will help develop your understanding of the diverse and complex nature of the health and social care sector.

Course content

What Does The Course Involve?

If you do this qualification it will give you a broad basis of study for the health and social care sector.

The topics you will be studying are: Human Lifespan Development, Working in Health and Social Care, Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs, and Psychological Perspectives.

Entry requirements

What Are The Entry Requirements?

Five 4s. 4 in a science is preferable.


How Will I be Assessed?

The course will include both coursework and examined units. The examination board used is Edexcel/Pearson

Future opportunities

Leading To A Career In?

If you want a career in the caring professions then this is the subject for you; whether it is being a paramedic, nurse, midwife, childcare, mental nurse, any profession in these areas or even if you are thinking of teaching, this course will prepare you.

Further information

For further details please ring Ms S Dearney on extension 5747

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: Hs