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Health and Social Care (BTEC Level 3) at Hugh Christie School

Course description

About the Course

Board: Pearson (BTEC Level 3)

Health and social care is currently one of the fastest growing service sectors nationally, particularly in the local area.

 

As part of the course you will:

· Develop the ability to work effectively

· Build skills needed to continue studying and to start work

· Specialise in areas of health and social care if you wish

· Obtain a qualification that is relevant to the workplace

· Have the opportunity to take part in relevant work experience in a care environment

 

A broad basis of study for the health and social care sector. This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.

 

Course content

Units of Study

 

First Year - Certificate

Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development

Learners cover physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the human lifespan, and the factors affecting development and the effects of ageing.

Externally assessed

1.5 hours

90 marks

 

 

Unit 5 - Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Learners focus on the principles and practicalities that underpin meeting individuals’ care and support needs, which are the foundation of all the care disciplines

Internally assessed

 

 

Second Year – Extended Certificate

Unit 2 - Working in Health and Social Care

Learners explore what it is like to work in the health and social care sector, including the roles and responsibilities of workers and organisations.

Externally assessed

1.5 hours

80 marks

 

 

Unit 10 – Sociological Perspectives

Learners explore the sociological perspectives of health care provision and the different models of health and illness, including the impact that family, occupation, social class and other aspects of our environment and culture have on our health.

Internally assessed

 

Entry requirements

Five Grades 9 to 4 at GCSE.

Assessment

Units of Study

 

First Year - Certificate

Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development

Externally assessed

1.5 hours

90 marks

 

Unit 5 - Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Internally assessed

 

Second Year – Extended Certificate

Unit 2 - Working in Health and Social Care

Externally assessed

1.5 hours

80 marks

 

Unit 10 – Sociological Perspectives

Internally assessed

 

Future opportunities

The course is designed to be as practical as possible in order to fully prepare students who may wish to pursue a career in one of the many caring environments. Past students have progressed onto university courses in teaching, nursing and psychology; others have chosen to study further at college level in early years care and public services.

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: 22 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years
  • Course code: Hs

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