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Health and Social Care Level 3 at Bury St Edmunds County Upper School

Course description

This course provides a broad understanding and skill set to progress to Further or Higher Education on a health and social care-related programme such as Health and Social Care, Nursing, Social Work or Early Childhood Studies. Students may also seek apprenticeships or employment in the health and social care sector or a related industry.

Course content

All units reflect current health and social care practice and will help students to develop the transferable skills,
knowledge and understanding that universities and employers are looking for in prospective applicants.
• A broad knowledge and understanding of a range of long term conditions, mental health needs and other disabilities and an appreciation of the impacts of living with these;
• The ability to be proactive in helping to improve the lives of individuals who require care and support;
• The transferrable skills necessary to support individuals who require care and support;
• Knowledge and understanding of how strategies to promote healthy lifestyles and positive behaviour are applied in the workplace;
• The ability to learn in work-related contexts;
• The skills required for independent learning and development.

Entry requirements

Students  who  wish  to  study  GCE  Advanced  level  courses  are  required  to  have  passed  at  least  five  GCSE  or  equivalent  level  two  courses  at  grades  5-9  including  a  minimum  of  grade 5 in the subjects they wish to study.  Most students attempting A level courses will have  more  than  this  minimum.  In  subjects  not  taught  at  GCSE  a  5  in  a  related  subject  is required (for example, a 5/6 in English would enable a student to study Politics).


Building positive relationships in health and social care
Internal assessment 8.3%
Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
*Written examination 8.3%
Health, safety and security in health and social care
*Written examination 8.3%
Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
*Written examination 12.5%
Infection control
Internal assessment 8.3%
Internal assessment 8.3%
Promote positive behaviour
Internal assessment 8.3%
+ five more units
Internal assessment 8.3%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bury St Edmunds County Upper School directly.

Last updated date: 15 January 2018
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