The BTEC Level 3 Certificate forms part of our Pathway to Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare programme for those who are ambitious to work within the Health, Social Care or teaching sectors. This is a single BTEC qualification, equivalent to one full A Level and you are expected to choose 2 other courses to create your full-time programme. Suggested courses include Sociology, Biology, Psychology, English Language or Literature, Sport or Applied Science.
Health & Social Care students develop to an outstanding level and become highly successful learners who are:
• Highly organised, compassionate, independent young people that add significant value to our community
• Committed and show willingness with a ‘have a go’ attitude
• Proud of the clear progression routes in the sector and wider industry
• Successful hardworking committed young people – tomorrow’s employees in our communities
Unit 1: Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
Unit 4: Development Through the Life Stages
Unit 5: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
Optional units include:
Unit 14: Physiological Disorders
Unit 18: Working in the Health Sector
Unit 20: Promoting Health Education
Unit 21: Nutrition for Health and Social Care
Year 1 – Certificate,
Year 2 – Subsidiary Diploma
Minimum entry requirements:
• You should be able to show that you have a standard of literacy, numeracy and general education equivalent to five GCSEs grade 4 – 9 including English; Maths GCSE grade 4 is preferable
• You have completed a relevant Level 2 qualification at a distinction grade or above
• Related work experience
• First Aid/AED qualification
All students undertake the vocational work placement programme in year 1 and 2 weeks (2 weeks)
• Visiting lecturers and professionals from Health, Social Work and Medical related fields
• Event days with the Universities of Portsmouth, Southampton, Chichester and Winchester
• Communication, oral and written
• Understanding of equality and diversity
• The principles of the care value base
• Understanding of the National Occupational Standards for the sector
Likely next step opportunities:
Preparation for employment, higher education, apprenticeships or degree programmes in Adult, Mental Health and Paediatric Nursing (BSc Hons), Social Work (BA Hons), Paramedic Science (BSc Hons), Primary Teacher (BA Hons)
• 100% coursework assessed
• To achieve this qualification, you must complete and pass assignments for all units
• The grading for each unit will be Pass, Merit, Distinction
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Level 3 Courses
For courses at this level you will need to have achieved at least five GCSEs at grades 4 and above or a majority of GCSEs at grades 5 and above if you are intending to follow our Aspire programme. Click here for more details.
• If you want to gain Level 3 qualifications in order to go into employment, training or Higher Education, it is very important for you to have the vital qualifications of English and Maths. So:
If you have not gained a GCSE at grade 4 or above in English you must choose GCSE English to support your Level 3 programme.
• If you have not gained a GCSE at grade 4 or above in Maths you must choose GCSE Maths to support your Level 3 programme.
You must have achieved either English or Maths at GCSE grade 4 or above to progress to a Level 3 programme.