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Health and Social Care (BTEC National Level 3) at Goole High School Academy

Course description

Course Description

Health and Social Care at Level 3 is a natural progression from the Level 2 course. It provides a more detailed insight into issues covered in the level 2 course. The aim of the course is provide students with the knowledge necessary to progress on to a career in the Health and Social Care sector. All students must embark on 100 hours of vocational practice, this not only enhances students' interpersonal skills, but it also gives them an insight into different careers.

What will you be learning?

The course consists of 12 units which are taken over the 2 years, each unit is made applicable to students' real life experiences.

  • Unit 1: Developing effective communication in health and social care
  • Unit 2: Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Unit 3: Health safety and security in health and social care
  • Unit 4: Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology for health and social care
  • Unit 5: Development through the life stages
  • Unit 6: Personal and professional development in health and social care
  • Unit 7: Sociological perspectives for health and social care
  • Unit 8: Psychological perspectives for health and social care
  • Unit 10: Caring for children and young people
  • Unit 12: Public health
  • Unit 21: Nutrition for health and social care
  • Unit 23: Complementary therapies for health and social care

Entry requirements

To start an AS Level course you should achieve at least 5 grade Cs at GCSE including BTECs. To start a Level 2 course, 4 GCSE passes are required. All courses expect a high level of commitment and hard work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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