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Health and Social Care BTEC at Hedingham School and Sixth Form

Course description

Health and Social Care at Level 3 is a ‘stand-alone’ qualification that does not require you to have studied the subject before. You will, however, need to have a commitment to maintaining good attendance throughout the duration of the course. A keen interest in the Health Care profession would be advantageous as this course would suit those looking to progress in the many Health and Social Care sectors including Nursing, Primary Education, Social Work and Sports Science. The Health and Social Care sector is one of the country’s biggest employers and currently employs four million people across the UK in over 300 different career paths.

Course content

Year 1 (BTEC L3 Certificate, equivalent to AS)

Human, Lifespan and Development:

social development across the human lifespan. They will also look at the factors that affect development and the effects of ageing.

Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs:

Students focus on the principles and practicalities that underpin meeting individual’s care and support needs, which are the foundation of all the care disciplines.

Year 2 (BTEC L3 Extended Certificate, equivalent to A Level

Working in Health and Social Care:

Students explore what it is like to work in the health and social care sector, including the roles and responsibilities of workers and organisations. There will be a period of work experience built into this unit.

Sociological Perspectives:

Students study the application of sociological approaches to health and social care whilst considering social inequalities, demographic change, patterns and trends in social groups.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in English, grade 4 or above in Maths plus three other GCSEs A*-C These 5 GCSE’s can include BTEC Level 2 course outcomes equivalent GCSE grades if the student has achieved a Merit or higher. Students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above in Maths or English will need to enrol on the one year resit course.

Further information

This qualification is also a very good route into entry level roles within the Public Services and NHS as a Higher Level Apprenticeship for those students who do not wish to go to university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hedingham School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2017
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