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Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Level 3 (3 A Level Equivalent) at Accord Sixth Form College (@ Ossett Academy)

Course description

BTEC Extended Health and Social Care is a popular choice at KS5 for students wishing to gain a more practical hand’s on approach to learning which will gain students the equivalent of three A Levels. For more specific content please see the Assessment section below.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE at grade 4 or above. Students must have achieved grade 4 in English Language.

Assessment

The course comprises of 13 units that students must undertake with a variety of external and internally assessed units. Core units range from Working in Health and Social Care, Anatomy and Physiology to understanding mental health and well-being. The units aim to provide students with a rounded overview of what working in the health and social care sector would look like. Three units are assessed through an external exam that students will sit at either the end of Year 1 or Year 2 as well as a controlled assessment that is sent off to be externally marked. Alongside this are internally assessed units that are teacher-led and marked. Students will work consistently throughout the year on these units which will accumulate to their final grade to achieve qualifications ranging from PPP to D*D*D* which is equivalent to 3 A-Levels. Work experience is compulsory; this will be 100 hours based over 3 placements in year 12. These placements will cover both health and social care to help students gain and apply their work based skills, communication, and teamwork and time management as well as develop personal and professional attributes which will enhance their employability.

Future opportunities

A BTEC in Health and Social Care is the ideal choice for anyone wishing to pursue a career in a health or social care setting. This course will provide students with a national vocationally specific qualification recognised by both employers and universities. Many of our former students have gone on to undertake degrees in nursing, teaching, social care, probation, psychology and criminology to name but a few, whilst some have moved into jobs as the course will prepare them for any future career in Health and Social Care or any related career that involves working with people.

The course aims to provide an enriched learning experience that develops skills and qualifications for employment. In addition to this, students will have an opportunity to participate in the NHS Befriend volunteer scheme at Pinderfields Hospital. As this is a professional role, students will undertake a period of training and gain the following level 2 qualifications; communication, safeguarding, dementia awareness as well the practical skills of safe wheelchair use. To support students in their studies the following enrichment activities have been planned; Gravity trampoline park, Nuffield health and fitness centre, care home visit, Temple Moor centre for interactive learning, the museum of mental health at Fieldhead Hospital. We also encourage students to participate in charitable events, which have included Race for Life.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 December 2017
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      At Ossett we realise how important your learning environment is and how the facilities that we provide can help successfully support you in your studies.  Through Student Voice we have worked together to create a warm and welcoming Sixth Form Centre, which houses purpose-built classrooms and an Independent Learning Centre, where students also benefit from state-of-the-art ICT facilities, free Wi-Fi access.  We have also recently added a second Sixth Form study facility which provides additional space and ICT access for independent study.  The Lounge café and Post 16 Common Room provides a great place to eat, and comes complete with 2 large TV screens, network points and student lockers.  It’s the ideal place to meet with friends and take a break from your studies.

      The Independent Learning Centre and Post 16 iBase

      Housed within the Sixth Form Centre you will find the Independent Learning Centre, or ILC, which is heavily used throughout the day by all our Sixth Form students. Here you will find a range of paper-based and electronic resources which have been specifically selected by subject staff to help support you in your independent study. If you need help with subject specific references, producing a presentation or simply in need of a photocopy then our full-time Post-16 Learning Mentor is on hand throughout the day to ensure that you are fully supported in your access to important information. Whether you need time for quiet private study or maybe some group work, the ILC provides private study booths and communal areas to allow students to work in different ways. The ILC also provides fantastic ICT facilities, with a full ICT suite, free Wi-Fi access and netbook loan. All students have access to a dedicated careers' advisor who is available to help students make decisions about their future progression.  The facilities on offer in the ILC have recently been extended to iBase which is used exclusively by Post 16 students and offers study support for all students throughout the college day.

      In need of breakfast before your first lesson, a filling tasty lunch or maybe just a coffee at break time then you’ll find what you are looking for at The Lounge - our student centred café housed within the Sixth Form Centre. From subs to soup, pasta to pizzas we cater for all tastes, providing the foods that you like to eat at an affordable price.