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Triple BTEC in Health & Social Care at Blackpool Sixth Form College

Course description


BTEC Health and Social Care is a challenging course that  is designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualification. You will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to be prepared for employment or higher education. You will apply work in the classroom to real life work in the Health and Social Care sector.

This course is the Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A levels). It is also available as the Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels).

Course content


  • Developing effective communication for the health and social care sector
  • Development at each of the life stages
  • Professional development through work placement in the health and social care sector
  • Psychology and Sociology for health and social care
  • How to deal with challenging behaviour
  • Nutrition and its importance in health and social care
  • Personal and professional development in the health and social care sector
  • How to care for children and young people
  • The rights of individuals in the health and social care sector
  • The promotion of health education
  • Professional development through work placement in the health and social care sector

Entry requirements

An enthusiastic interest in the varied aspects of the health and care sector. Motivation to access a variety of work placements.


100% coursework

Exam board: Edexcel

Future opportunities

BTEC Health and Social Care (with other suitable advanced level courses) will prepare you for a number of degree courses in areas such as, health and social care, mental health, nursing, primary teaching, radiography, occupational therapy.

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: 20 May 2014
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      Blackpool Sixth is the Fylde Coast’s leading provider of A levels and BTEC courses.


      With a choice of over 50 advanced level options, specialist teaching and fantastic facilities, Blackpool Sixth gives all its students the perfect springboard to university and great careers.

      Blackpool Sixth’s course range is extremely wide with A levels and BTEC options. Students are able to put together a programme which exactly matches their interests and future ambitions.

      Summer 2012 saw the completion of a £23.7 million development to our campus which has created an excellent learning environment for students.

      In 2011 we were awarded Teaching School status in partnership with Hodgson Academy. The the Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance will take a national and regional lead in both shaping and delivering the training and professional development of current and future generations of teachers. Working with high quality graduates and educational leaders of the future will enable us to maintain and improve our teaching standards to the benefit of all our students.