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Health & Social level 3 CTEC (single or double) at Brentside High School

Course description

The health and social care sector depends on a well educated, enthusiastic and considerate workforce. This course is designed to give you an insight into the demands that a career in this vocation entails. It is a current, up to date and relevant course which deals with controversial and sensitive topics in areas of health, psychology, social science and science. 

You will be given the opportunity to participate in working in and visiting different care settings. Settings include residential homes, primary schools and community based projects.  You may be able to secure weekly placements at local primary schools. 

Entry requirements

Grade C in GCSE English language or a high merit in level 2 BTEC health & social care and grade C in any GCSE humanities subject


The course is assessed by coursework, controlled assessment and written examination.


Examination board: OCR 

Future opportunities

Studying health and social care encourages you to become more open minded and considerate of the diversity we experience in society. Students who complete this course have gone on to study health and social care or similar courses at a higher level. Potential careers and prospects include: nursing; midwifery; teaching; social work; psychology; sociology; sports therapy; physiotherapy; counselling; carers and many more.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brentside High School directly.

Last updated date: 22 August 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September