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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at St Cuthbert Mayne School

Course description

Health and social care encompasses all hospital activities, medical nursing homes and GP services. The social care sector includes residential nursing care, residential nursing facilities, residential care facilities, domiciliary care and social work. Students are able to progress into work in the sector through degree programmes in nursing, midwifery, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and pharmacy. There are more than 3oo distinct career paths in this sector, and it is a major employer, employing almost 4 million people across the UK.

Course content

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with higher education to ensure it supports progression towards higher study. In addition, employers and professional bodies have been involved, in order to confirm that the content is also appropriate for those interested in working in the sector. Students will study 6 mandatory units:

  • 1. Human Lifespan Development
  • 2. Working in Health and Social Care
  • 3. Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
  • 4. Meeting Individual care and Support Needs
  • 5. Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • 6. Promoting Public Health

Students are able to select 2 option units and include:

  • Sociological perspectives
  • Psychological perspectives
  • Additional needs
  • Physiological disorders





Assessment: Units 1 and 2 are externally assessed through a written exam which is 90 minutes in length and taken in May/June 2017. Unit 4 is a task set and marked directly by the exam board and carried out under exam conditions in May/June 2018. Unit 3, 5, 6 and the 2 option choices are assessed by the teacher and moderated by the exam Board.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Cuthbert Mayne School directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2017

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