Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form
The Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care runs over two years and is equivalent to two full A Levels. The course consists of eight units which are assessed through a variety of methods. The units are ideally suited to students who wish to pursue a career in nursing, midwifery, caring, education, social work, child care or allied health related occupations.
Assessment on this course allows for Pass, Merit and Distinction achievement and UCAS points for entry to Higher Education.
Students are strongly advised to organise a vocational placement week in the February and the June half term holidays of Year 12. This will allow students to be be part of a professional team, observe good practice and relate theory to practice.
The Careers Office will be happy to give advice and support in the finding of a suitable care placement.
Unit 1 : Human Lifespan Development (externally assessed)
Unit 2 : Working in Health and Social Care (externally
Unit 5 : Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Unit 14: Physiological Disorders and their Care
Unit 4 : Enquiries into Current Research in Health & Social
Care (synoptic unit: externally assessed)
Unit 7 : Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
Unit 8 : Promoting Public Health
Unit 11: Psychological Perspectives
A GCSE average of 5, including a 4 in GCSE English Language or Distinction gained at Level 2 BTEC Course
Two externally assessed units
One synoptic externally assessed unit (students to produce a research commentary based on pre-released materials)
Five internally assessed portfolio units
A qualification in Health and Social Care may lead on to a career in primary teaching, social work, nursing, midwifery, childcare, playwork, health and social care and other allied health care occupations.
Mrs Maggie Quay
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form directly.