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Health & Social CareBTEC National Award Subsidiary Diploma at The Castle School

Course description

This course is equivalent to one A Level and is suitable for students thinking of working with people or children and who would like to gain a broad understanding of the Health and Social Care sector. It enables students to explore a range of care environments together with the social issues related to health and life style choices. The course is based on independent coursework, with a strong emphasis on realistic contexts and individual work experience. BTEC National Awards are valuable for many different career pathways including teaching, nursing, social work and for entry into higher education.

Assessment for this course is 100% coursework based. Students examine the organisational, professional and legal context of health and social care at a local and national level. Practical experience is used to develop coursework and students are encouraged to develop skills of caring, communication and teamwork.

All 6 units must be successfully completed to gain the National Award which is equivalent to one A level. There is an AS equivalent option where students have to successfully complete 3 units.

Entry requirements

5 grade A*- C at GCSE including Mathematics and English. Other Level 2 qualifications, such as a BTEC First in Health & Social Care, are also suitable.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Castle School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years