Health and Social Care BTEC

Our Health and Social Care qualifications can be studied alongside other Level 3 qualifications.

Our Health and Social Care qualification can be studied alongside other Level 3 qualifications. The course is
designed for post-16 learners wishing to go on to further or higher level study, or directly into employment in this area. The qualification attracts UCAS points and is widely recognised by universities and employers. Many students opt for this qualification because 40% of the final assessment is comprised of ongoing coursework, and the assessment is not solely based on examinations at the end of Year 13.

Units include:

  • Human lifespan development
  • Working in health and social care
  • Meeting individual care and support needs
  • In addition, one optional unit will be decided by the school.
Careers

This course can be taken alongside a variety of subjects and lead to a degree, higher level apprenticeship, or employment. For example, when combined with A Levels in Biology and Psychology, it could lead to a degree in nursing; combined with English and History, it could lead to a BA in Primary Education; when combined with Sociology and Psychology, it could lead to a degree in social work.

Exam Board

Edexcel

Entry criteria

Grade 4 in English and Maths, plus three further GCSEs at grade 4.

Assessment

Extended Certificate (=1 x A Level) 4 units (58% externally assessed).

 

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