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Health and Social Care (BTEC) at Somervale School

Course description

This course will give you an understanding of the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to provide learners with common care principles of Health and Social care.

Course content

  • Unit 1 Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 2 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  • + 3 + 3 optional Units such as Development Through the Life Stages and Nutrition for Health and Social Care.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades at GCSE or equivalent

Future opportunities

This course will allow you to progress to higher education or employment. This course focuses on employment opportunities and trains you to take a responsible role in this sector. This is a good course if you are considering a career in childcare.

Further information

Who Might the Course Suit?

This course is ideal for those who are unsure of their specific future pathways in health and social care as it provides an insight and a broader understanding of the sector. It consists of six units of study looking at topics such as caring for children and young people, quality, diversity and rights in health and social care, nutrition for health and social care, health, safety and security in Health and Social care. Also psychological and sociological aspects of the sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Somervale School directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015

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