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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at Burford School and Community College

Course description

The Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care is a two year course which is equivalent to one ‘A’ level. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education institutions.

Course content

Human Lifespan Development
Students cover physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the human lifespan, and the factors affecting development and the effects of ageing. You will explore the key aspects of growth and development, and the experience of health and wellbeing. You will also learn about factors that can influence human growth.
Written exam
• 1.5 hours
• 90 marks
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.
Written exam
• 1.5 hours.
• 80 marks
Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
a) Examine principles, values and skills which underpin meeting the care and support needs of individuals.
b) Examine the ethical issues involved when providing care and support to meet individual needs.
c) Investigate the principles behind enabling individuals with care and support needs to overcome challenges.
d) Investigate the roles of professionals and how they work together to provide the care and support
necessary to meet individual needs.
Optional units include:
In additional to the three compulsory units each student will be required to study one of the optional units:
• Sociological Perspectives
You will gain an understanding of the different sociological perspectives and concepts, and consider how
these can be applied to health and social care.
• Psychological Perspectives
In this unit, you will learn about the different psychological perspectives that have been put forward and
how these approaches have influenced thinking and practices in meeting and supporting service user
• Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs
As a practitioner in a health or social care environment, you will be responsible for ensuring that
everyone in your care has the same opportunities.
• Physiological Disorders and their Care.
In this unit, you will learn about the signs and symptoms of physiological disorders and how they are investigated and diagnosed.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burford School and Community College directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2017