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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at Thurston Community College

Course description

This course can be studied as a Single Option (Extended Certificate) or as a Double Option (Diploma).
- OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (Single Option)
- OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care (Double Option)

Single Option (Extended Certificate)

Unit 1: Building Positive Relationships in Health and Social Care (internally assessed)
Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care (externally assessed)
Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care (externally assessed)
Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care (externally assessed) Unit 10: Nutrition for Health (internally assessed)
Unit 13: Sexual Health, Reproduction and Early Development Stages (internally assessed)

Double Option (Diploma)

Unit 1: Building Positive Relationships in Health and Social Care (internally assessed)
Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care (externally assessed)
Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care (externally assessed)
Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care (externally assessed)
Unit 5: Infection Control (internally assessed)
Unit 6: Personalisation and a Person-Centred Approach to Care (externally assessed)
Unit 7: Safeguarding (externally assessed)
Unit 8: Creativity and Activity for Children and Young People (internally assessed)
Unit 10: Nutrition for Health (internally assessed)
Unit 13: Sexual Health, Reproduction and Early Development Stages (internally assessed)
Unit 14: The Impact of Long-Term Physiological Conditions (internally assessed)
Unit 17: Supporting People with Mental Health Conditions (internally assessed)

Entry requirements

Entry GCSEs: C in Science and a 5 in English Language or a C in either History, Geography, RS, Sociology or Psychology

Assessment

The Extended Certificate and Diploma courses are a maximum of 60% coursework and minimum of 40% external examination and are graded using the Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* system. Both of these are two-year courses. The Extended Certificate is equivalent to one GCE A-level; the Diploma is equivalent to two GCE A-levels. Both courses carry UCAS points.

The course will be assessed through set assignments which build into a portfolio of evidence over the two years and which may also demonstrate proof of the employment placement experience. The external examinations are available in both the January and June series.

Assessment of individual units is undertaken for credits to be gained and accrued. The units offered will provide scope to study a wide range of aspects related to the area of Health and Social Care as well as drawing on teacher expertise. A selection of possible units is given opposite.

Future opportunities

Many careers and Higher Education Degree courses can be accessed through this course including: Care Worker, Dental Nurse, Health Management, Midwifery, Child/Adult Nursing, Occupational Therapist, Paediatric Nurse, Physiotherapist, Radiographer, Social Worker, Speech Therapist, Sports Industry, Teaching and Welfare work, Police work and the Armed Forces.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 March 2017
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