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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 at The Arnewood School

Course description

The BTEC Health and Social Care course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that underpin the National Occupational Standards in Health and Social Care. The course will prepare learners for employment in the sectors or for higher education.

Course content

We offer two qualifications at The Arnewood School:

  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care.
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

    The Subsidiary Diploma course comprises of three mandatory units of study plus three optional units and the Diploma is made up of the same six units from the Subsidiary Diploma (Year 1) plus a further three mandatory units and three further optional units (Year 2).

  • UNIT 1 Developing Effective Communication.
    UNIT 2 Equality, Diversity and Rights.
    UNIT 3 Health, Safety and Security
    UNIT 4 Development through the life stages
    UNIT 5 Anatomy and Physiology.
    UNIT 10 Caring for children and Young People.

  • UNIT 6 Personal and Professional Development
    UNIT 7 Sociological Perspectives
    UNIT 8 Psychological Perspectives
    UNIT 12 Public Health
    UNIT 17 Working in the Social Care Sector
    UNIT 20 Promoting Health Education



Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above which must include English.


All units of the Subsidiary Diploma and Diploma courses are internally assessed and grades are based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. The unit grades awarded are: PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION.

Future opportunities

BTEC Health and Social Care provides an excellent foundation for students intending to pursue careers in any area of the health professions including nursing, midwifery, occupational health, social care work with the elderly and people with physical and mental disabilities and working with young children in the pre - school and nursery sector as well as teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Arnewood School directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2016

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