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Health and Social Care (BTEC first Diploma) at Stantonbury Campus

Course description

This course is designed to develop knowledge and understanding required in health and social care sectors. It also provides the opportunity for students to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. A range of topics are studied. These include: Communication in health and social care,vocational experience in a health or social care setting, individual needs in health and social care, creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care, individual rights in health and social care, ensuring safe environments in health and social care, human lifespan development, and the impact of diet on health. This one year BTEC course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades A‐C and normally takes one year of full time study. It is designed to meet the needs of those students who are unlikely to gain five C grades in their GCSE courses. It willprovide you with the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in a related health or social care setting. It is also useful in most areas of employment. Most students continue their BTEC education at college. Some students achieving Distinction * grade together with staff recommendations may be able to progress to AS courses at Stantonbury Campus. This is a modular course, enabling students to learn in bite‐sized chunks to suit individual learning styles. Six coursework assignments are completed during the first year. These assignments make up your BTEC grade and all assignments must therefore be completed. There are no written examinations. You may have the opportunity to visit settings of your own choice and apply your learning to service‐user groups in health and early years. You will take part in a block of work experience in a health or social care setting of your own choice.


Minimum of 4 Ds at GCSE. Maths and English Competeny.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years