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BTEC in Health & Social Care at St Bartholomew's School

Course description

Health & Social Care is an interesting and richly varied course for students with lively and enquiring minds. Those wishing to study a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experiences will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding in a practical and realistic way.

The Health & Social Care BTEC Certificate (Year 12) is equivalent to an AS and the Subsidiary Diploma (Year 13) is equivalent to one A Level.

The core units are compulsory and include effective communications, diversity and equality and health, safety and security in Health and Social Care settings. A portfolio of evidence is gathered which represents the final assessment. There are currently no examinations during the course.

The course is designed to stimulate research and debate and encourage students to apply the theory learned to the world around them. This course is highly suitable for anyone wishing to work with people within a wide range of professions, including health and social care. It also provides an excellent foundation for higher level study.

The specialist units enable students to make more individual choices for the focus of their coursework. With guidance, students are able to reflect their personal interests and support their planning for future pathways.

This is a dynamic subject area with a real focus on students engaging with professionals in action, in a range of settings, and participating in practical projects in order to develop skills in research, analysis and evaluation.


3 core units
3 specialist units

This is a varied and diverse course, which a range of teaching and learning methods will support. Students will be able to apply learning in a practical situation where they will also have the opportunity to find out more about themselves. There will be opportunities to work independently, using the skills of personal investigation, as well as being involved in small and larger group discussions and activities.

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There are opportunities to participate in visits and short conferences during the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Bartholomew's School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

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