Health & Social Care Btec at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form
The aims of this qualification are to:
- Develop and sustain an interest in health and social care and issues affecting the care sector.
- Aquire knowledge and understanding of health and social care and issues affecting the care sector.
- Develop skills that will enable them to make an effective contribution to the care sector including skills of research, evaluation and problem solving.
- Prepare for further study and training.
The content will focus on the needs of clients and the techniques and professional services aimed at meeting those needs. Learners will be assessed in the following areas of study:
- Rights, responsibilities and values.
- Communication in care settings.
- Health and well-being.
This qualification supports progressions into further education, training or employment, as it offers a mix of both theoretical and vocational learning. Learners who successfully complete the BTEC Level 3 Subsidary Diploma in Health & Social Care have several routes of progressions:
- Further training within employment
- BTEC Higher National Certificates and Diplomas in Health & Social Care related subjects
- Degrees in Health & Social Care related subjects
- Other further and higher Health & Social Care qualifications.
5 A8-C at GCSE including the equivalent for literacy and numeracy.
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.
Unit 48 - Exploring personal and professional development in health and social care. This is based on 50 hours of work experience aquired over the two years.
Two other units will be chosen in discussion with students developments on their areas of interest.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uplands Community College School Sixth Form directly.