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Health and Social Care: BTEC Level 3 at Carisbrooke College

Course description

This is a two year course assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams which is designed for students wishing to gain employment in the health and social care sectors or progress to further study at a higher level. The course is suitable for those who wish to follow a career in the caring industry, social work, nursing, speech therapy, podiatry, youth and community work or radiology.

Course content

OPTION 1 – Single Award. BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 1 GCE A Level). This course is 50% exam and 50% course work based and includes 4 units over 2 years which may include: · Human Lifespan Development (Exam) · Working in Health and Social Care (Exam) · Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs · Nutritional Health OPTION 2 – Double Award. BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 2 GCE A Levels). This course is 40% exam and 60% course work based and includes 8 units over 2 years which includes those in the Extended Certificate, plus: • Working in Health and Social Care (Additional Exam) • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care (Moderated Task) • Promoting Public Health • Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements into the VI Form are a minimum of 5 A*-C Grades (or equivalent Level P9 - P5 English & Mathematics) at GCSE for A levels/Level 3 courses.

Most subjects have specific entry requirements, which can be found below. If you do not meet these requirements, an interview will be necessary with the subject leader and parents or carers to determine your suitability for the course and a trial period may be agreed: 5 A*-C grades including a B or P6 in English and a C or P5 in Mathematics.

In addition to our standard entry requirements, entry to these courses will also be considered with: Health and Social Care Level 2 with achievement of at least a merit and tutor recommendation or NVQ Level 2 (in relevant subject area) with tutor recommendation.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years