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Health and Social Care - BTEC Level 3 at Skegness Academy

Course description

On successful completion of the Subsidiary Diploma you can then go on to study for the full diploma.


Unit 7 Sociological perspectives for Health and Social Care

This unit considers how sociologists help us to understand society and the causes of ill health amongst different social groups. We consider the reasons for these using different sociological perspectives.

Unit 8 Psychological perspectives for Health and Social Care

This unit is similar to unit seven but considers whether the mind and behaviour are linked. We look at a variety of different theoretical perspectives and consider the findings of their research. We then look at how these can be applied in health and social care settings


Unit 12 Public Health

This unit looks at the history of public health and current strategies that protect and improve the health of the population. They will consider the need to be aware of the implications of public health policy on services and those who use services. Learners will gain an understanding of current patterns of ill health and consider factors affecting health in the UK. They will also have the opportunity to consider different methods of promoting and protecting public health.

Unit 14 Physiological disorders

This builds on knowledge learned in unit 5.  We consider the causes of different illnesses, how they are diagnosed, then treated and the professionals who are involved in this process. Students have the opportunity to research two physiological disorders, from symptoms through to diagnosis and treatment, using case studies of friends and relatives.


Unit 21 Nutrition for Health and Social Care

This looks at nutrients from a scientific perspective and explains the role that food plays in social situations. We investigate the importance of nutrition and how it can cause risks to health. You will then carry out a study of the food intake of one individual, analyse it and design a plan to improve their health.

Unit 6 Personal and professional development

Throughout the year you will also be collating evidence for unit 6 and producing a portfolio that shows your personal development over the course. We will consider your skills and abilities at the start of the course and you will evaluate new skills and learning that takes place. This will include work experience reports and research you have carried out about the sector you have worked in.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September