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BTEC Health and Social Care at South Wolverhampton and Bilston Academy

Course description

Health and Social Care allows you to gain skills and understanding that will enable you to make a difference to other people’s lives in a positive way. These skills are transferable to many related careers and provide a wide variety of opportunities. The course is a vocational or work related qualification which will allow you to gain the specific knowledge, understanding and skills related to related area of work.

Course content

Developing effective communication

Equality, diversity and rights

Health, Safety and security

Development through life stages

Anatomy and physiology

Psychological Perspectives

Sociological perspectives

Entry requirements

Minimum Level 2 Merit (BTEC) in Health and Social Care or equivalent


Students can study diploma or sub-diploma over 12 or 6 units respectively. The units are assessed following specific criteria for each different module of work. Work will be set and assessed in the form of assignments, reports, presentations, observations of others and practical work in a health and social care context. This work will be mainly classroom based with support from staff, but independent learning is required as is extensive out of school hours learning. Students will receive pass, merit, distinction or distinction star based on their work with support from the new BTEC assessment framework.

Future opportunities

This course enables students to progress to most universities to study a wide range of Health and Social courses. Related careers include Nursing, Social work, Teaching, Residential Care and Community Support

Further information

For further details please contact Mrs S. Coombes at

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Wolverhampton and Bilston Academy directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2016
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