Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3

Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3

Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3


Course outline:

Equivalent in size to 1 A-Level (over 2 years)
This 2-year programme forms part of our ‘Pathway to Healthcare’ programme for those learners most likely focussed on Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work or Paramedic Science. This qualification gives learners experience of the breadth and depth that will prepare them for further study, by knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the health and social care sector.

Course structure:

• Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development
Externally assessed exam
• Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care
Externally assessed exam
• Unit 5 – Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Learners can select one optional unit that covers the biological and sociological topics relevant to the different parts of the sector to support their progression to specialised opportunities in the future including:
Sociological Perspectives, Psychological Perspectives, Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs or Physiological Disorders and their Care.

It can be taken alongside, for example:
• A-Levels in Biology and Psychology, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Nursing, Paramedic Science or
Occupational Therapy
• A-Levels in English and History, which could lead to a BA (Hons) in Primary Education or Speech Therapy
• A-Levels in Sociology which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Social Work.


Key Facts:

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    Examination Board

    Edexcel

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    Duration

    Two years
    Year 1 – Certificate,
    Year 2 – Extended Certificate

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    Minimum entry requirements:

    5 GCSEs Level 4 or above including English and Maths at
    Level 4 or above

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    Enrichment opportunities:

    • Sixth Form Academy, Student Council
    • Visiting lecturers and professionals
    • Local university links, conferences and workshops

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    Skills developed:

    • Written and practical skills and techniques
    • Cognitive and problem-solving skills, critical thinking, approaching problems and applying expert and creative solutions, using systems and technology, communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation
    • Interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and self-development

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    Likely next step opportunities:

    Higher education for degree courses BSc (Hons) in Nursing, BA (Hons) in Social Work, BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy, BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science, BSc (Hons) in Speech Therapy, Other Level 3 Apprenticeships in the Healthcare sector.

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    Assessment summary:

    Externally assessment (58%) and internally assessed assignments


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