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Health & Social Care BTEC Level Subsidiary Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

If you are interested in caring for people you will find this course challenging and interesting. The qualification will provide you with the knowledge, attitudes and skills that are essential in any career working with people. The course will prepare you to understand how to provide the best possible service and care to people of all ages and with widely differing needs.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • communication in Health and Social Care
  • equality and diversity
  • health and safety
  • lifespan development
  • public health

On the course you will:

  • take part in group discussions
  • work in teams to research and develop a variety of topics
  • build on your analytical and evaluative skills

Entry requirements

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5).


There are three units:

Mandatory: There is one externally assessed unit and one internally assessed unit. The optional unit is internally assessed.

Future opportunities

Depending on your other A-level choices, this subject will prepare you for a wide range of degree level courses. Many students progress to study Nursing, Social Care and other health-related subjects at university. You may choose to apply for a job or work experience within the Health and Social Care sector.

Further information

The one-year Certificate is equivalent to an AS-level. The two-year Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to an A-level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.