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Health & Social Care at John Willmott School (JWS)

Course description

LEVEL BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

EXAMINATION BOARD EDEXCEL

Course content

COURSE INFORMATION

This BTEC Level 3 qualification, broadly equivalent to one ‘A’ Level, offers an engaging programme of study consisting of both knowledge-based learning and practical application.  It is suitable for students who feel that a sixth-form education is important, but who might not necessarily be planning to go to university at the end of their sixth form studies. The qualification provides the opportunity for students to enter employment in the health and social sector, or to progress to higher vocational qualifications, and gives them the opportunity to develop a range of skills and technique, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

The qualification supports many of the other GCEs and BTECs on offer.  In line with all other BTECs it is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* through the production of 100% coursework.

Successful students will be those who have achieved 5 A*-C GCSEs, have some IT capability, be prepared to undertake work experience, and who will work as part of a team both in, and out of, the classroom environment.  This is a qualification directly related to the world of work.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C at GCSE.

Assessment

SPECIFICATION AND UNITS OF STUDY

Typically, students will study a broad range of topics, although there are 4 mandatory units:

• Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

• Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

• Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

• Exploring Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care (requires 50 hours of work experience to be completed)

 

Students will then study a range of optional units which could cover topics such as:

• Caring for Children and Young People

• Safeguarding Adults and promoting independence

• Nutrition for Health & Social Care

• Environmental Health

 

Further information

WHO TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION Mrs V Neale

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Willmott School (JWS) directly.

Last updated date: 18 November 2014
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