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Health and Social Care (BTEC) at Queen Elizabeth High School

Course description

This course is aimed at students who are interested in working in the health, social and early years professions. It is a broad based, flexible qualification that will provide a basis for further study in higher education, training or employment.

Course content

In Year 12 students will complete the following units:
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

In Year 13 students will complete the following units:
Unit 4: Development Through the Life Stages
Unit 10: Caring for Children and Young People
Unit 48: Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care*


As this course is 100% coursework, you will need to be well organised and able to meet deadlines. You need to be prepared to work closely with your teachers to improve the standard of your work. Work is marked at pass, merit and distinction grades.
* Unit 48 will include 50 hours of work experience, over the two year course, at appropriate health and social care providers. To do this you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Future opportunities

BTEC qualifications are valued by employers and higher education (universities and colleges). Students tend to progress onto employment, NVQ training, modern apprenticeships in health, adult and early years services, or further education courses such as foundation degrees in childcare, pre-nursing and public services. Students progressing on to university take a variety of courses such as nursing, midwifery, primary teaching, paramedic, childhood and professional practice, social and youth work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 July 2015

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