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BTEC National Level 3 Subsidiary Award in Health and Social Care at Queen Elizabeth's Academy

Course description

What is BTEC National Level 3 Subsidiary Award in Health and Social Care?

The BTEC National Level 3 Subsidiary Award in Health and Social Care is a vocational qualification, giving the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to this area of work, whilst at the same time gaining skills which can be used in many other areas.

What is the course structure?

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care consists of threemandatory units plus four further optional units.

All units are internally assessed through successful completion of coursework.

What will I study?

The three mandatory units

  • Developing effective communication in health and social care - in order to work with people you must be good at communicating with them. This unit is designed to help you develop your communication skills in one-to-one and group situations as well as overcoming barriers to communication.
  • Equality, diversity and rights - This unit introduces equality, diversity and rights in the health and social care sector. These are issues face every day and understanding the regulations regarding equality, diversity and rights is essential.
  • Health, safety and security in health and social care – In the UK health and safety is taken extremely seriously. Health and social care practitioners have to consider what risk exists be able to plan a safe environment and know the legal requirements.

Four further units, chosen by teaching staff, make up the remaining required units and these include topics such as development through the life stages, nutrition and sociological and psychological perspectives in health and social care.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years