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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College

Course description

In the UK, Health and Social Care is a broad term that relates to integrated services that are available from health and social care providers. As a subject discipline, Health and Social Care combines elements of psychology, sociology, biology, nutrition, law and ethics. BTEC H&SC offers students the chance to obtain three level 3 (A level) grades in the area of H&SC. The course allows students to develop knowledge and understanding and skills that they will need to prepare them for employment including one day per week on work placement in a health and social care setting.

The work placements are ideal for students looking to go into nursing, teaching or other similar professionals as they provide real life experience that can be used for University interviews in the future.

Course content

You will be studying 13 units over a period of two years, including taking part in compulsory work experience within local Health and Social Care services. You will be required to successfully complete these 3 placements in order to pass the course.

You will cover a variety of units including- Human Lifespan Development, Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Safe Practice and Sociological Perspectives.

8 Mandatory units including: Human lifespan development, working in health and social care, anatomy and physiology for health and social care, enquiries into current research in health and social care, meeting individual care and support needs, work experience in health and social care, principles of safe practice and promoting public health plus at least 100 hours of mandatory work placement.


Examination board: Edexcel

Over the course of the two-year programme, you will be expected to complete a range of assignments independently, and sit three external exams as well as one controlled assessment in an exam setting.

You will sit two examinations in Year 12 and one examination plus a controlled assessment in Year 13.

All units must be passed to complete the course to be awarded the qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 09 March 2017
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