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Health and Social Care BTEC (1 x A Level Equivelant) at De Lisle College

Course description

This Level 3 BTEC (equivalent to one A Level) provides students with a detailed understanding of the health and social care sector, and helps students to become occupationally ready to take up employment in the health and social care sector.

Course content

Students will study three mandatory units relevant across the health and social care sector including Human Lifespan Development, Working in Health and Social Care and Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs.

Students will select one optional unit that covers the biological and sociological topics relevant to the various parts of the sector. Optional units include Sociological Perspectives, Psychological Perspectives, Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs and Physiological Disorders and their Care.

Entry requirements

To be accepted into De Lisle College Sixth Form students need to achieve 4 grade 4's and 2 grade 5's. A minimum of grade 4 in English and Maths is recommended.

Additionally, this subject requires:

Minimum grade 5 in English & Maths GCSE.


A combination of assessment styles is used, giving students confidence that they can apply their knowledge in a health and social care setting. Students will be required to carry out research and present their work. They will also be required to demonstrate their skills in real-life scenarios provided by the exam board; these tasks will be set and marked by Pearson.

Finally, essential knowledge will be assessed under exam conditions.

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Future opportunities

This BTEC carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers. It would lead directly into subject related university courses and careers, and indirectly into a wide range of higher education courses and career choices.

  • BSC (Hons) Healthcare and Health Science

  • BA (Hons) Applied Social Work

  • Careers in healthcare e.g. Nursing

  • Careers in community e.g. Social Worker

Further information

The College holds an ‘Into the Sixth Form Evening’ in November, where prospective students can find out more about the course. Otherwise further information on this course can be obtained by contacting De Lisle.


Applications can be made online via the De Lisle Sixth Form website

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact De Lisle College directly.

Last updated date: 07 October 2018
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