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Health and Social Care BTEC at Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School

Course description

The 60-credit BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma extends the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Certificate and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level.

Why study Health and Social Care?

This is a one year course BTEC Level 3 that has been developed to produce a broad based vocational qualification. It is designed to form a qualification which provides knowledge and understanding of the health and social care sector.

What will I learn about?

Over the course of a year you will do the following units: Unit 1 - Developing Effective Communication Unit 2 - Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care Unit 3 - Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care Unit 4 - Development through the life stages Unit 12 –Public Health Unit 23 - Complimentary Therapies

How is it taught?

Students will be encouraged to learn through a range of different techniques. Power- points, presentations, role play, group discussions and debates are just a few of the strategies that we use.

How will I be assessed?

There will be a series of different assignments for each unit that students should complete. There are NO exams for the BTEC course. At the end of the Year 12 course students should achieve a pass, merit or distinction in Health and Social care (equivalent to one A level).

Pathways to future careers/ courses Progression through the BTEC course will allow students to apply for further education courses and vocations in health and social care, including careers in health, social and early years settings.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

B in English or History/ Geography/Philosophy & Ethics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September