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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at Fairfax School

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care is equivalent to 1 A’ Level. It is a 2 year course which provides student with opportunities to develop knowledge, understanding & skills which can be applied to many care sectors whose contexts include: health, early-years care and education, social care.

The course encourages students to:

- Develop and sustain an interest in health, early-years care and education, social care and issues affecting the care sector

- Acquire knowledge and understanding of health, early-years care and education and issues affecting the health and social care sector

- Develop skills that will enable them to make an effective contribution to the care sector including skills of research, evaluation and problem-solving in a work related context

- Apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to a range of case-studies

- Prepare for further study or training in teaching, nursing, midwifery, social work, sociology or psychology.

Course content

Human Lifespan Development, Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

A written exam and one internally assessed assignment - 50% of total BTEC


TOPICS STUDIED: Working in Health and Social Care, Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs.

ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE: A written exam and one internally assessed assignment - 50% of total BTEC

Entry requirements

The step up to the sixth form from Key Stage 4 provides an exciting challenge. It requires a successful academic record and a genuine interest and motivation in learning. We are proud of our reputation for being an inclusive sixth form with outstanding results. We work very hard with our prospective students to ensure they are enrolled in courses that are entirely appropriate to their abilities and interests.

Applicants will need to have at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics and an additional 3 GCSE grades A*-C

- There are also subject specific requirements which can be found in the Sixth Form prospectus. 
- Internal applicants who meet the minimum academic entrance requirements will be offered a place automatically (subject to individual subject requirements and availability of courses). 
- All successful applicants will be required to sign a sixth form code of conduct in recognition of the Academy’s expectations of sixth form students in terms of their behaviour, punctuality and attendance.

Fairfax students unlikely to meet these requirements should seek advice from their Head of Year, the school careers adviser or the Director of Sixth Form about possible options available to them.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 August 2017
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