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Health and Social Care BTEC National Level 3 at Clapton Girls' Academy

Course description

The qualification gives students experience of the breadth and depth that will prepare them for further study and employment in the health and social care sector. Students will apply their health and social care understanding to real life organisations by completing 100 hours of compulsory health and social care work experience in settings that work with infants, elderly and people with learning disabilities.

Students will need to be self-motivated, be able to work independently and be confident users of ICT. They will need to be able to research effectively and be organised in order to meet coursework deadlines.

Course content

This two year qualification is wide-ranging and equivalent to 3 A-levels. Students will study human lifespan development; working in health and social care; anatomy and physiology in 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 in health and social care; promoting public health; sociological perspectives; psychological perspectives; supporting individuals with additional needs; assessing children’s needs and development; nutritional needs.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade C in GCSE English.

Future opportunities

The qualification meets admission requirements to many relevant courses and students have gone on to study degrees in social policy, sociology and psychology. Students can also progress directly to employment in a range of entry level roles, higher apprenticeships or ‘school leaver’ industry on-the-job training programmes leading to professional qualifications in careers such as nursing, midwifery, counselling, social work and childcare.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clapton Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years