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BTEC National Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health & Social Care at All Saints Catholic High School

Course description

This course is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels

The BTEC National is a flexible, up to date vocational course. This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education.

Course content

1 Human Lifespan Development

2 Working in Health and Social Care

3 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

4 Physiological Disorders and their Care

5 Principles of Safe Practice

6 Psychological Perspectives

Entry requirements

Merit in BTEC Health and Social Care if taken


Units 1 and 2 are externally assessed tasks.

Units 3 and 4 are coursework units which are assessed by teachers at school.

Future opportunities

BTECs embody a learner centred approach to the curriculum with a focus on the holistic development of practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education. Students acquire knowledge, understanding and skills that will be recognised and valued.

Many students who choose this course go on to study for degrees in nursing, midwifery, social work, occupational therapy, paramedic practice or other health and social care related subjects.

Further information

Student comment:

“...I enjoyed applying the observations I made at a care home to my report writing. This really helped me to see care work from a service user’s view point. I now understand how important practitioner roles are in ensuring that service users are treated in the correct manner.” “...I am interested in midwifery or social work as a career. This course gives me the skills, knowledge and understanding I will need for whichever degree I choose.”

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: 10 October 2018
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