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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Certificate & Subsidiary Diploma at Canons High School

Course description

Students who are interested in careers linked to health and social care.  This course complements a 6th form programme of study which may include both A levels and BTECs. There is no requirement for students to have studied Health & Social Care at KS4 to take this course.

Course content

Year 12 consists of one mandatory unit which is developing effective communication in Health and Social Care, one specialist optional unit which will be equality, diversity and rights or health, safety and security in Health and Social Care.  An additional optional unit will also be completed.

Year 13 consists of three mandatory units which are outlined in the year 12 course plus 3 optional units.  Examples include caring for children and young people, public health and working in the social care sector. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma extends the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Certificate qualification and covers the key knowledge and practical skills.

Entry requirements

6 GCSE grades A*-C including English and Mathematics.


All units are internally assessed.

Future opportunities

This course provides a good foundation for degree courses, apprenticeships and employment in nursing, social work, the police, fire and ambulance services, teaching and related professions.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years