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Health and Social Care - BTEC Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma at Abbeywood Community School

Course description

This course is for students wishing to learn more about the health and social care industry and how it relates to daily life. It requires teamwork, research skills, and independent study, time-management and presentation skills. Students also need to be confident users of ICT.

Course content

What will I study?

This course aims to provide you with both an in-depth knowledge of the health and social care world of work and the ability to discuss and promote quality care in the community and in the public sector.

The three mandatory units are:

  • Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

The optional units include:

  • Development through the Life Stages
  • Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence
  • Exploring Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
  • Nutrition for Health and Social Care

How will I learn?

This is done mainly through classroom teaching, visits to local health and social care employers, visiting speakers from the sector and work experience within a Health and Social care setting.

Entry requirements

Level 2 Health and Social Care at Merit or 5 GCSE grades A*- C including English Language and Maths


Through unit assignments and a personal and professional development portfolio.

Future opportunities

This BTEC can lead you into a Foundation Degree in Health Care studies, which can then progress to a specialised degree in Healthcare such as Nursing. It is also a useful preparation into training in any Paramedic or public service role such as the Police.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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