Health and Social Care BTEC National Diploma Level 3 at Kingdown School
Health and Social Care has been designed to be delivered through work-related contexts, allowing students to develop an understanding of the diverse and complex nature of the health and social care sector.
This qualification allows students to build skills as well as technical knowledge.
It provides students with a broad base of understanding whilst allowing them to focus on four specialist areas:
- Early Years (Care and Education)
- Care of Older People
- Individuals with Specific Needs
Health and Social Care therefore provides students with an excellent foundation for future more in depth study into the caring professions, particularly social work, child care, nursing, midwifery, care for the disabled, care for the elderly and care for people in need.
The work has a strong academic dimension with Psychology, Sociology and science based subjects forming parts of the subject content.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care:
- Double Award
- Equivalent in size to two A Levels
- Students must complete 8 Units of work
Students will be required to complete a number of units from the following list:
- Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (Examination)
- Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care (Examination)
- Unit 4 – Enquiries into Current research in Health and Social Care (a task set and marked by the exam board under supervised exam conditions A2
- Unit 5 – Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (Coursework)
- Unit 7 – Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care (Coursework)
- Unit 8 – Promoting Public Health (Coursework)
All coursework related
- Unit 10 – Sociological Perspectives
- Unit 11 – Psychological Perspectives
- Unit 12 – Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs
- Unit 14 – Physiological Disorders and their Care
- Unit 19 – Nutritional Health
GCSE English and Maths (at grades 9-4) plus 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C.
- External assessment 46%
The Health and Social Care course has been developed to provide a broad educational basis for further training, further education or for moving into appropriate employment with the health and social care sector.
Many students consider the following career routes: nursing, midwifery, social work, education, counselling, health promotion and any work that involves ‘people contact’.
Vocational education involves a great deal of interaction with the local community. Students are expected to research much of their own information. This will involve interviews, questionnaires and surveys.
The course may include visiting speakers and visits to organisations. There will also be the opportunity to take part in work experience placements.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingdown School directly.