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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care at Barton Court Grammar School

Course description

BTEC National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care provides a broad education through applied learning. This qualification will prepare students for a range of higher education courses and jobs in the health and social care sector. It will combine naturally with a broad range of other subjects to provide access to careers in nursing, social work, education physiotherapy and sport studies. Through its applied approach, the BTEC Extended Certificate is a sought after qualification for access to higher and degree apprenticeships.

Course content

Mandatory Units

Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development: Learners cover physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the human lifespan, and the factors affecting development and the effects of ageing

Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care: Learners explore what it is like to work in the health and social care sector, including the roles and responsibilities of workers and organisations

Unit 3 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs: Learners focus on the principles and practicalities that underpin meeting individuals’ care and support needs, which are the foundation of all the care disciplines.

Optional Unit There are a broad range of optional units, covering sociological and psychological perspectives, supporting individuals with additional needs and physiological disorders. The unit(s) that will be taught at Barton Court are to be confirmed and decisions will be made to maximise the skills of staff and students for the best possible outcomes for students.

Examining board: Pearson

 

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entry requirements including a science GCSE at grade 5 or BTEC Health and Social Care Level 2 Merit.

 

Assessment

Unit 1: Written 1.5hr examination (worth up to 24 points)

Unit 2: Written 1.5hr examination, set and marked by Pearson (worth up to 32 points)

Unit 5: Internal assessment (worth up to 24 points)

Optional Unit: Internal Assessment (worth up to 16 points) The overall BTEC grade will be based on total points along with minimum requirements in each unit. The BTEC is awarded at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

Future opportunities

Links with other subjects and careers?

This qualification will prepare students for a range of higher education courses and jobs in the health and social care sector. It will combine naturally with a broad range of other subjects to provide access to careers in nursing, social work, education physiotherapy and sport studies. Through its applied approach, the BTEC Extended Certificate is a sought after qualification for access to higher and degree apprenticeships.

Further information

Where can I find out more?

Speak to Miss Parker: Teacher of Health and Social Care or go to: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/about-us/qualification-brands/btec.html

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 January 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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