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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at Our Lady's Convent Roman Catholic High School

Course description

This is an opportunity for the student to gain either one, one and a half, two or three equivalent A Levels by taking the Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma in Health and Social care over one or two years, and also be able to combine their BTEC with other A Levels. The new style BTEC Health and Social Care Level 3 courses have mandatory and optional units, depending on the size of the course. Units 1, 2, and 3 are externally assessed with 1.5 and 2 hour examinations that can be taken twice if you are on the two year programme, unit 4 is a controlled assignment. There is a vocational practice element to the course, all learners go on a range of placements one day a week and take part in a variety of relevant training courses and workshops, from emergency first aid, food hygiene and safety, midwifery workshops, open days with subject specific universities such as Kings College and South Bank, simulation activities in health care, presentations from homeless charities, the CQC, the head of Family Services at The London Hospital to name a few. Being a BTEC student at Our Lady’s is an interesting, challenging and rewarding experience. There are taught units of work, additional study activities and ICT support, the opportunity to teach others and share your maturity with the community.

Course content

This qualification has been designed to account for twothirds of a two-year, full-time study programme for learners who are intending to go onto further study in a related sector. It supports access to a range of higher education courses if taken as part of a programme of study that includes another BTEC or A Level alongside it.

Units of study 1 Human Lifespan Development - Exam 2 Working in Health and Social Care - Exam 3 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care - Exam 4 Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care– Controlled assignment 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs 6 Work Experience in Health and Social Care 7 Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care 8 Promoting Public Health 9 Infection Prevention and Control 10 Sociological Perspectives 11 Psychological Perspectives 12 Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs 13 Scientific Techniques for Health Science 14 Physiological Disorders and their Care 15 Microbiology for Health Science 16 Policy in Health and Social Care 17 Caring for Individuals with Dementia 18 Assessing Children’s Development Support Needs 19 Nutritional Health 20 Understanding Mental Wellbeing 21 Medical Physics Applications in the Health Sector 22 Genetics 23 Biomedical Science 24 Biochemistry for Health 25 Complementary Therapies for Health and Social Care 26 Health Psychology.

Entry requirements

Your course choices will be personal to you, so it is difficult to specify general entry requirements. Whatever courses you choose, the most important requirements are: • an enthusiastic and positive approach to your studies • a commitment to being part of Our Lady’s community and meeting the high expectations we have of our students • full time attendance and punctuality Each course has its own entry requirements and so it is important that you check the course details carefully. If you haven’t got a Grade 4 in GCSE English or Maths when you join the Sixth Form, you will be required to continue your studies in these subjects and resit these qualifications.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Our Lady's Convent Roman Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years