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Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Double Award) at Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology College and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

BTEC Health and Social Care offers a wide range of units and experiences for students to develop their knowledge and understanding of working within the Health, Social Care and Early Years sectors. Across the course students will cover mandatory and optional units, which will prepare them for a career within the sector. 

 

 

Course content

Mandatory Units:

Double Award

Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development

Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care

Unit 5 – Meeting Individual Care & Support Needs 

Optional Units:

Double Award

Unit 11 – Psychological Perspectives

Unit 19 – Nutritional Health

 

Entry requirements

5 A*-C Grades at GCSE (minimum of Grade 4 Maths and English)

 

 

Assessment

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care (double)

8 units (2 exam units, 1 controlled assessment, 5 units of coursework). Unit 1 exam taken in May year 12, unit 2 exam taken January year 13, unit 4 controlled assessment taken in year 13

 

All assessments are assessed at pass, merit, distinction, distinction*. Exam units must achieve a pass grade to complete qualification.

 

 

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for students considering a career in Child Care, Nursing, Paediatrics, Social Work, Early Years, Health Care, Teaching, Psychology and Counselling. This list is not exhaustive as this course provides a firm foundation for many other careers as well as a wide range of university courses and apprenticeships. 

 

Further information

A good level of literacy is vital.

Several work placements also have to be completed.

 

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology College and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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