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BTEC Health & Social Care at Holyhead

Course description

Course Overview

Health and Social Care is a relevant current topic that is always making the headlines to the world today. You will get the opportunity to apply different strategies of effective communication to a health or social care role play. In addition, you will have an understanding of how different legislation influences the health and social care sector.

This BTEC qualification has been developed in the health and social care sector to:

• give you the opportunity to enter employment in the health and social care sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Health and Social Care

• give you the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Skills Needed

This is for students who enjoy completing coursework as this BTEC course is 100% coursework. You have to be willing to put in the amount of hours to complete the coursework, meet deadlines and be very organised throughout the year. If you are a caring person or interested in health care or interested in social care then this is the right course for you.

Course content

Year 1

Unit 1 - Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

Unit 2 - Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

Unit 4 - Development Through the Life Stages

Year 2
 
Unit 3 - Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
 
Unit 7 - Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
 
Unit 8 - Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
 
Unit 5 - Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

A mnimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Maths.

Minium of a merit grade in year 1 to continue to the Diploma in year 2.

Assessment

Year 1

100% coursework.

The Level 3 Certificate is broadly equivalent to 1 GCE AS Level.

Year 2

100% coursework.
 
The subsidiary diploma is broadly equivalent to 1 GCE A Level.

Further information

Enrichment Opportunities

Specfic Master classes are held at University of Birmingham such as Introduction to Midwifery. A recent visit linked to Unit 2 includes NHS Equality training at Moseley Hall Hospital. Coursework catch up sessions are every Monday and Wednesday.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 November 2015
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