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Health and Social Care - BTEC Level 3 Certificate at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich

Course description

Year 12 Content

Units include:

Unit 1: Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

Year 13 Content

In Year 13, you will move on to more specialist units that will deepen your knowledge of the key values that underpin the Health and Social Care industry. You will also be required to work independently but with sufficient guidance on the Unit 6 which is Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care where you would have to showcase your learning and skills that you have acquired over the two years of study.

Units include:

Unit 10: Caring for Children and Young People

Unit 14: Physiological disorders in health and social care

Unit 20: Promoting Health Education

Unit 43: Technological Services in Health and Education

Entry requirements

Students require a grade C or above in English GCSE.  Additionally students should have a Merit grade in Level 2 Health and Social Care, Childcare and Development, or a related course of study, or a grade C in a related GCSE. 


The qualification is based on 100% internally assessed coursework, so no exams! However it is mandatory that you participate successfully in work experience placement within two different Health and Social Care settings.

All the units that make up the qualification will be graded either at the level of Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Achieving a Pass for each unit means you have shown the knowledge and skills required to cover the Pass criteria for the units. This may be through presentations, descriptions and case studies.

At Merit Level, you will add more depth and explanations to your work to show your deeper understanding.

At Distinction Level your work shows you can make judgments, justify your ideas and come to clear conclusions.

You can obtain different grades for the different units e.g. you could achieve a Pass for Unit 1 but achieve a Merit for Unit 2 and so on.  Your overall grade will depend on how you have performed across all of the units and how many Credits you have accrued. 

Future opportunities

Studying Health and Social Care at Level 3 will give you more in-depth knowledge about the Health and Social Care industry and open up more job opportunities for you in a more supervisory role. This can include team leaders in Nursery work, Support work or Health Assistant work. This will also count towards your UCAS points to go into Higher Education for degrees in areas such as; Nursing, Child Care, Counsellor, Social Workers, Care Managers , Doctors, Psychologist, Translators, Nutritional Therapist, Physiotherapist.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2015

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