Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3

Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3

Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3

Course outline:

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

Course structure:

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

Key Facts:

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    Examination Board


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    Two years
    Year 1 – Certificate,
    Year 2 – Subsidiary Diploma

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    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

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    Enrichment opportunities:

    • 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

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    Skills developed:

    • 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

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    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)

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    Assessment summary:

    • 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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