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Health and Social Care BTEC Extended Certificate at Launceston College

Course description

Unit descriptions –
Mandatory units
1 Human Lifespan Development
2 Working in Health and Social Care
5 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
+ One optional unit from:
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

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade 5 ( C ) and above including English language and a science subject. A willingness to undertake some work experience in the Health and Social care sector is also a requirement.

Future opportunities

Possible progression routes – nursing, teaching, social care, professions allied to medicine such as physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, working with children. (Other A levels are taken alongside this qualification – in particular science and psychology for nursing.)

Further information

Equipment required – text books and a reading list will be recommended

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Launceston College directly.

Last updated date: 01 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years