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BTEC Health & Social Care Level 3 at Blyth Academy

Course description

This is a one or two year vocational course for those interested in working within the field of Health and Social Care. It aims to equip you with a range of skills, knowledge and experiences, which will develop your understanding, ability and confidence when working with people in a health and/or social care environment.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in health/medical services, care settings or social work. To complete the course you will be required to achieve 30 unit credits in Year 12 and a further 30 unit credits in Year 13.

Course content

What is the course content and what will I study in Year 12? You will work towards the completion of coursework units covering some of the following topics:

• Effective communication

• Equality, diversity and rights

• Development through the life stages.

What is the course content and what will I study in Year 13? Year 12 work can be extended into Year 13 by covering some of the following units:

 Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

 Promoting Health Education

 Caring for children and young people

 Nutrition in Health and Social Care

 Psychological and/or Sociological perspectives for Health & Social Care

Entry requirements

Students are required to achieve a C grade in English.

Assessment

Coursework based.

Future opportunities

Degree or HND courses in Medicine, Social Care, Social Work, Health Studies, Nursing/Midwifery, Education or directly into employment in the ‘Caring Professions’.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blyth Academy directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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