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Health and Social Care - BTEC Health and Social Care (Level 3) at Spires Academy

Course description

This broad qualification is designed to prepare students for a range of careers in health and social care.

BTEC Nationals are QCF Level 3 qualifications designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills which they need to prepare for employment. Learners will also benefit from compulsary work experience within a variety of settings. The units you will study include:
•Human lifespan development
•Working in health and social care
•Enquiries into current research in health and social care
•Meeting individual care and support needs
•Work experience in health and social care
•Principles of safe practice in health and social care
•Promoting public health
•Psychological perspectives
•Physiological disorders and their care

This subject involves 100 hours of work experience in a health or social care placement to enhance your understanding of the subject. Students are also encouraged, where possible, to carry out voluntary work in one of these sectors.

This subject is assessed through internal and external assessments and is the equivalent of three ‘A’ Levels. Assignments are spread evenly throughout the two years.

Course content

This broad qualification is designed to prepare students for a range of careers in health and social care.

BTEC Nationals are QCF Level 3 qualifications designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills which they need to prepare for employment. Learners will also benefit from compulsary work experience within a variety of settings. The units you will study include:
•Human lifespan development
•Working in health and social care
•Enquiries into current research in health and social care
•Meeting individual care and support needs
•Work experience in health and social care
•Principles of safe practice in health and social care
•Promoting public health
•Psychological perspectives
•Physiological disorders and their care

This subject involves 100 hours of work experience in a health or social care placement to enhance your understanding of the subject. Students are also encouraged, where possible, to carry out voluntary work in one of these sectors.

This subject is assessed through internal and external assessments and is the equivalent of three ‘A’ Levels. Assignments are spread evenly throughout the two years.

Entry requirements

5 A-C (or 4+) including Maths and English. Failure to achieve these grades in English and Maths will result in you retaking these qualifications within the enrichment block outlined above. Ideally a grade 5 in GCSE Child Development/ BTEC Health and Social care (Level 2) to at least Level 2 Pass. 

Assessment

Through a combination of exams, practical work, presentations, practical observations, 100 hours work experience, a portfolio of assignments, case studies and tests. 

Future opportunities

You have the oppurtunity of working in a variety of vocations including adult nursing, mental health nursing, midwifery, social work, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy, care work and child care work. This carries UCAS points for progression to university. 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 December 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: BTEC Health and Social Care (Level 3) Extended Diploma
  • Web url: http://www.spiresacademy.com/
  • Number of planned places: 15

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