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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care at The Skinners' Kent Academy

Course description

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care aims to provide an introduction to the sector.

It is for learners who are interested in the health and social care sector as part of a balanced study programme.

The qualification supports access to a range of higher education courses possibly, but not exclusively, in health and social care, if taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications. BTEC Nationals provide a vocational context in which learners can develop the knowledge and skills required for particular degree courses, including:

  • reading technical texts

  • effective writing

  • analytical skills

  • creative development

  • preparation for assessment methods used in degrees

The content of the qualification is based on the person-centred approach and values needed to work in the health and social care sector.

Mandatory unit focus:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

And one of the following additional units:

  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Supporting individuals with Additional Needs
  • Physiological Disorders and their Care

Course content

All the content of the qualification is mandatory and is based on the person-centred approach and values needed to work in the health and social care sector. The mandatory units focus are:

• Human Lifespan Development

• Working in Health and Social Care

• Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

 

And one of the following additional units:

• Sociological Perspectives

• Psychological Perspectives

• Supporting individuals with Additional Needs

• Physiological Disorders and their Care

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirement for The Skinners’ Kent Academy Sixth Form

Minimum of GCSE grade 4 (G4) in English and Mathematics plus 3 other GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C)


 

Assessment

All units will require to take part in both theory based and practical sessions on a regular basis as part of the assessment process.

Future opportunities

The qualification supports access to a range of higher education courses possibly, but not exclusively, in health and social care, if taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications. BTEC Nationals provide a vocational context in which learners can develop the knowledge and skills required for particular degree courses, including

:• reading technical texts

• effective writing

• analytical skills

• creative development

• preparation for assessment methods used in degrees

Further information

See

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/health-and-social-care-2016.html

and

Contact Skinners’ Kent Academy

01892 534377

email info@skinnerskentacademy.org.uk</

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Skinners' Kent Academy directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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