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Health and Social Care (Single Award) - BTEC Level 3 at The Warren School

Course description

The term Health and Social Care relates to all the services available from health and social care providers. A qualification in Health and Social Care opens up a range of pathways as the course covers elements of nutrition, law, ethics, biology and sociology. Students can follow careers into medicine, physiotherapy, counselling, social work and many more. It allows students to develop many skills including communication and time management. The BTEC level 3 qualifications in Health and Social Care provide much of the underpinning knowledge for the National Occupational Standards in Health and Social Care/Health and consequently act as a robust introduction to both sectors.

Course content

The 60-credit BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma extends the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Certificate qualification and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level. They prepare learners for employment in the sectors or for higher education. They are also mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework, which was developed as part of the Agenda for Change process for updating the way NHS staff roles are defined and developed. Learners will benefit from gaining a number of mandatory units as well as a wide range of optional and specialist optional units according to the route embarked on. They will also benefit from gaining work experience in the sectors. These opportunities will aid career choices and potentially attract learners into the sectors. The course is assessed through a mixture of assignments, which take different forms and give learners a rounded knowledge and understanding of the subject area. There is no exam on this course. Grades achievable for students are Pass to Distinction* (40 to 140 UCAS points).

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for someone thinking about following a career in the Health and Social Care sector. It would also best suit someone who prefers coursework over exams with regards assessment. As there is a lot of coursework, pupils with an interest in essay writing would be well suited to the subject. The entry requirements are: Academic requirements:– GCSE English A-D – GCSE Maths A-D – GCSE Science A-D – You will also be expected to complete a Summer Project to a high standard which will be given out at the induction session in the Summer Term.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 June 2015

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