Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at Boston High School
Course topics are relevant to themes across the health and social care sector and include: human lifespan development, working in health and social care and meeting individual care and support needs. One additional unit will be chosen from: sociological perspectives, psychological perspectives, supporting individuals with additional needs and physiological disorders and their care.
The health and social care sectors are among the largest employers and this qualification, equivalent to one A level, supports progression to the specialised degree programmes required by the sector when taken alongside other relevant A levels. If you are considering a career in one of these increasingly competitive areas then this course will be of interest to you.
You do not need to have studied Health and Social Care previously
You need either …
- Health and Social Care GCSE A*‐B or BTEC Merit/ Distinction.
* If you have not studied Health and Social Care, then A*‐B (or English 5) in any subject which demonstrates essay writing skills.
Year 12 : 2 x Externally assessed examinations;
Year 13: 2 x internally assessed and externally moderated coursework units:
This course has been supported by universities such as UEA, the University of Sheffield and the University of Manchester, professional bodies such as the British Association of Social Workers and employers such as NHS Trusts.
Where are your students now?
Previous students have successfully embarked on degree programmes and careers in the sectors. These include:
- speech and language therapy
- occupational therapy
- learning disability nursing
- all nursing fields : adults, children, mental health
Students have also continued Higher Education study in other areas such as: teaching, business, biology, fashion
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Boston High School directly.