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Health and Social Care BTEC L3 Extended Certificate at Swale Sixth Form

Course description

Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject

Students completing this course will develop a wide range of skills including communication, organisation, empathy, and time management.  There will be opportunities to partake in team work and work placements, enabling the development of social and interpersonal skills.  Strong literacy and numeracy skills are also important.


Course content

Potential Topics that will be studied

Students will cover a variety of topics which may include:

  • Working in the sector
  • Equality, diversity and individual rights
  • Effective communication
  • Human development
  • Health and safety


Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Students need to achieve 5 GCSEs at grade 5, including English and mathematics. 




On the BTEC course, assessments take place in a variety of ways including assignments, as well as formal external examinations.


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Future opportunities

Progression and career opportunities

Students following this course may progress into higher education into a variety of degree subjects, midwifery, nursing, social work, occupational therapist, mental health nursing, counselling and primary education.

There may be opportunities to progress onto apprenticeships at Level 3 and above.

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: 30 October 2018
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