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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at Arnold Hill Academy

Course description

Why study this course?

The BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care qualification prepares learners for employment in the Health and Social Care sector. It is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work and is broadly equivalent to two GCE A Levels.

This qualification has been designed to account for two thirds of a two year, full-time study programme for learners who are intending to go onto further study in a related sector. It supports access to a range of Higher Education courses if taken as part of a programme of study that includes another BTEC or A Level alongside it. There are six mandatory units and two optional. One of the mandatory units is a task set and marked externally by the exam board, two are written exams marked by the exam board. The other units are internally assessed and externally moderated.

What support and enrichment will I get?

Teacher support is given throughout the course. Students also have access to guest speakers from a range of careers within the Health and Social Care sector. Work experience in a related area is also encouraged.

Entry requirements

To study this course, students should meet the standard entry requirements for the Sixth Form and have a good work ethic in order to meet the demands of a course assessed solely by coursework. If students studied the Level 2 BTEC Health and Social Care course at Key Stage 4, they should have attained a pass in order to move onto the Level 3 course.

Future opportunities

Staff in the Health and Social Care sector are involved in direct care, as well as specialists such as health scientists, technicians, support staff, supervisors and managers. Job opportunities exist in the statutory, private and voluntary provision of care services. This BTEC in Health and Social Care can provide a springboard to a University or Foundation degree in an appropriate vocational discipline, to BTECs/HNCs/HNDs or to employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Arnold Hill Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years