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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate at Landau Forte College

Course description

This is designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualifications in a vocational sector. It will give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment, or to progress onto higher education, degree and professional development programmes.

Course content

Four units of study which include:
- Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development (external examination)
- Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care (external examination)
- Unit 6: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (portfolio)
- Unit 18: Physiological Disorders (portfolio)


Entry requirements

a) BTEC First in Health and Social Care Level 2 graded Distinction* to Merit AND GCSEs graded 9 to 5 in two Science subjects ,


b) For students who have not previously studied Health and Social Care, GCSEs graded 9-5 in English AND Mathematics AND GCSEs graded 9 to 5 in two Science subjects.


Assessment is through portfolio work, external set assignment and external examination. External tasks are practical tasks set by Edexcel which you will need to complete and then complete an examination based on the practical. The external examination is completed during the summer examination season, the examination is 1.5 hours in duration. Portfolio assignments are marked internally and take a variety of forms including written reports, verbal presentations, practical investigations and practical write-ups.

Students will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction for each unit, which will then be added together, using a points system, to give an overall grade for the whole qualification. A Distinction* is equivalent to A* at A Level, Merit to a C and Pass to an E.

Future opportunities

This course has an equivalency of one A Level and is accepted as a qualification into Higher Education.

A BTEC is a good preparation for a career with health and social care and is an excellent route to employment and training as well as Higher Education. This course provides a route into nursing, alongside other healthcare employment routes.

Students will need the ability to work on their own initiative and work to deadlines. The modules studied will give students a breadth of knowledge and understanding that will be essential in continuing their studies with Health and Social Care.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

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