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Health & Social Care Btec at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form

Course description

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 02 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: Ac1
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    • Wadhurst is situated on the Kent/Sussex border seven miles (11 km) east of Crowborough and about seven miles (11 km) south of Tunbridge Wells.  It is also within easy reach of Ticehurst, Burwash, Mayfield and Heathfield in East Sussex, and Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst and Cranbrook in Kent.


      There is limited parking available on the College site during the day.  Visitors travelling by car may prefer to park in the public car park, which is situated next to the Greyhound Pub in the High Street, adjacent to the College. 


      Uplands is a Community College and we have a Sports Centre on-site, which is open to the public and a Youth Centre across the road.  The entire College site, including the Sports Centre is a non-smoking environment. 

      The College is:

      • Within easy reach of the A21


      • Approximately 1 mile from Wadhurst Railway Station


      • Served by bus routes from the surrounding towns/villages


      • Located within the centre of Wadhurst; Sixth Form students are permitted to visit the local shops during study periods and break/lunchtime