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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy

Course description

This course prepares you for careers in Health and Social Care. This is an area of work which will provide varied opportunities to make a diference to people’s lives in a positive way. This course allows you to gain skills that you can transfer to other professions later.

BTEC National Diploma Level Health & Social Care
- Option 1 National Certifcate - equivalent to 1 AS level. Unit 1, Unit 2 or 3, and one other specialist unit.
- Option 2 National Subsidiary Diploma – equivalent 1 A Level. Units: 1, 2, 3 and three other specialist units.

Possible placements may include; Early Years settings; Nursery school; Special school; Care home; Hospital; Hospice; Mental health unit; Adult learning centre; Health centre; Therapy centre e.g. Art therapy or Alternative therapy centre.

We are proud of our consistent outstanding results. Students usually achieve their target and above; those in our Year 13 classes achieve places at Universities or in direct employment in the sector.

Course content

BTEC National Level 3
Unit 1: Developing efective 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

Additional Units may include:
Unit 4: Development through life stages
Unit 5: Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
Unit 7: Sociological perspectives for health and social care
Unit 8: Psychological perspectives for health and social care
Unit 21: Nutrition for health and social care
Unit 23: Complementary Therapies for Health and Social Care
Unit 48: Exploring personal and professional development in Health and Social Care (Requires 50 hours of work experience to be completed in 2 diferent settings)

Entry requirements

A BTEC level 2 qualifcation in Health and Social Care or a related vocational area.

5 GCSE passes Grade A*- C or above and must include English. Maths should also be at Grade C or no less than Grade D and commitment to re-sit this and achieve a C grade by the end of the course.

All students will be required to purchase a placement uniform to be worn during placement experience. Students will also be required to apply and pay for a DBS (All placements require a successful and valid DBS).

Future opportunities

Learners develop knowledge, understanding and skills for direct progression to careers in Health and Social Care and specialist Higher Education (HE) courses in this sector and beyond. Examples include: nursing; midwifery; disability studies; child psychology; special needs; social work; youth and crime studies; nursing health studies; physiotherapy; radiography; occupational therapy and other related courses.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 March 2017
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