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 three A Levels.
13 units of which 8 are Mandatory and 4 are external. Mandatory content (72%). External assessment (42%).
This full time 2-year programme forms part of our ‘Pathway to Healthcare’ programme and offers in-depth study of the health and social care sector and supports progression to health and social care related degrees. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin study of the health and social care sector, this qualification gives learners experience of the breadth and depth that will prepare them for further study in the sector, apprenticeship or employment

BTEC Course structure:

Learners taking this qualification will study eight mandatory units:
• Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development
Externally assessed exam
• Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care
Externally assessed exam
• Unit 3 – Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
Externally assessed exam
• Unit 4 – Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
Externally assessed exam
• Unit 5 – Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
• Unit 6 – Work Experience in Health and Social Care
• Unit 7 – Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
• Unit 8 – Promoting Public Health

To develop a better understanding of the diversity of the sector and demonstrate commitment and interest, learners are required to undertake a minimum of 200 hours of work experience as part of the course and for learners.

The additional topics of study allow learners to broaden their knowledge and include:
Sociological and Psychological Perspectives, Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs, Nutritional Health, Caring for Individuals with Dementia, Understanding Mental Wellbeing, Genetics, Biochemistry and Health Psychology.


Key Facts:

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    Examination Board

    Edexcel

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    Duration

    2 years
    Year 1 – Foundation Diploma
    Year 2 – Extended Diploma

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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:

    • 200 hours of vocational placement
    • Visiting lecturers and professionals
    • Local university links, conferences and workshops
    • Widening participation amongst employers

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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) in Speech Therapy, BA (Hons) in Health and Social Care Other Level 3 Apprenticeships in the Healthcare sector.

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    Equates to:

    The achievement of the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care equates to three A Levels

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    Assessment summary:

    Externally assessed examinations (42%) and internally assessed
    assignments


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