Health and Social Care - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich
Year 12 Content
In Year 12, depending on the qualification you are taking, you will be required to complete a total of nine units (for the Extended Diploma). These units will include the Mandatory Units that you will be required to complete for the successful completion of the course.
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
Year 13 Content
In Year 13, you will move on to more specialist units that will deepen your knowledge of the key values that underpin the Health and Social Care industry. You will also be required to work independently but with sufficient guidance on the Unit 6 which is Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care where you would have to showcase your learning and skills that you have acquired over the two years of study.
Unit 10: Caring for Children and Young People
Unit 14: Physiological disorders in health and social care
Unit 20: Promoting Health Education
Unit 43: Technological Services in Health and Education
Students require a grade C or above in English GCSE. Additionally students should have a Merit grade in Level 2 Health and Social Care, Childcare and Development, or a related course of study, or a grade C in a related GCSE.
The qualification is based on 100% internally assessed coursework, so no exams! However it is mandatory that you participate successfully in work experience placement within two different Health and Social Care settings.
All the units that make up the qualification will be graded either at the level of Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Achieving a Pass for each unit means you have shown the knowledge and skills required to cover the Pass criteria for the units. This may be through presentations, descriptions and case studies.
At Merit Level, you will add more depth and explanations to your work to show your deeper understanding.
At Distinction Level your work shows you can make judgments, justify your ideas and come to clear conclusions.
You can obtain different grades for the different units e.g. you could achieve a Pass for Unit 1 but achieve a Merit for Unit 2 and so on. Your overall grade will depend on how you have performed across all of the units and how many Credits you have accrued.
Studying Health and Social Care at Level 3 will give you more in-depth knowledge about the Health and Social Care industry and open up more job opportunities for you in a more supervisory role. This can include team leaders in Nursery work, Support work or Health Assistant work. This will also count towards your UCAS points to go into Higher Education for degrees in areas such as; Nursing, Child Care, Counsellor, Social Workers, Care Managers , Doctors, Psychologist, Translators, Nutritional Therapist, Physiotherapist .
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich directly.