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Health and Social Care BTEC at Buxton Community School

Course description

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social care is designed to provide a highly specialist work related qualification for a range of vocational sectors. It has been developed to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for future employment in a health and social care setting.

The course is vocational and we aim to build a number of skills that are applicable to various roles and workplaces. These include skills in communication, practical work, organisation and independent learning. Student will also learn a range of skills which are more specific to the health and social care industry.

Entry requirements

Entry into our 6th Form is based upon gaining a minimum of 5 A* - C at GCSE including at least a grade C in English and/or maths. BTEC courses will be taken into account in support of the 5 A*-C at GCSE. The minimum average points score for all subjects for entry into the 6th Form is 39.


Students are assessed using a detailed portfolio of coursework assignments. There is no examination. It is essential that students completed all assignments to a consistently high standard.

Students will also be asked to take part in work experience within a health and social care setting during year 12. Students can be awarded grades ranging from a distinction to a pass.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buxton Community School directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

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