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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at Southern Consortium Sixth Form

Course description

The Extended BTEC in Health & Social Care offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within a range of Health and Social Care settings such as schools, hospitals and residential homes for the elderly or those with learning difficulties.

Course content

There are 8 mandatory units:

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development

Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care

Unit 3: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

Unit 4: Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care

Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Unit 6: Work Experience in Health and Social Care

Unit 7: Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

Unit 8: Promoting Public Health

Optional units

There are 5 optional units to study that include;

Caring for Individuals with Dementia and Health Psychology.

Example projects:

  • A portfolio of work experience
  • Professional Development records
  • Case studies of service users and the care they receive
  • Presentations on psychological perspectives of health

Entry requirements

The consortium Entry criteria for BTEC courses, namely, GSCE grade 4 and above in English Language and Maths and an APS of 35.2


9 written assignments assessed by teachers, three exams and one task that is assessed by the examining board

Future opportunities

This vocational qualification allows progression into Health and Social Care work settings or as a basis for continuing study in Higher Education.

The qualification will allow you to enter into one of the following jobs;

  • Early Years practitioner
  • Care worker
  • Alternatively, you could progress to university to complete a degree in;
  • A Health & Social Care related subject such as nursing, midwifery or social work.
  • Teaching
  • Psychology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southern Consortium Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 30 November 2017
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    • At the Jo Richardson School, our motto “Success for All” underpins everything that we do at the school and puts the students’ achievements at the centre of our vision.  We have a commitment to the highest academic standards combined with a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities aimed at enhancing the opportunities offered to all our students.

      Working with our colleagues as part of the Southern Consortium, sixth form subject staff are well qualified to teach A level and vocational courses and excel in bringing out the best in all the students they work with. They are dedicated to working hard and providing a high level of professional teaching. There are staff responsible for the mentoring and care of students through a tutor group system and a range of opportunities for one-to-one guidance and support.

      We want our students to feel happy, secure and enjoy coming to school. We are committed to forming positive relationships with parents and keeping them informed of students’ targets and progress.  Alongside our extensive range of A level courses we also offer practical, work-related courses. There are opportunities for community service, young enterprise, sport, music, drama, university visits, careers advice and plenty of social events. We provide a programme of academic events for students to improve their study skills, chances of getting to university and self-confidence.

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      The Consortium provides a friendly and efficient bus service, which is free to students, that moves students at lesson changes between Consortium school sites.