Health and Social Care (Single Award) BTEC

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

We offer the course as an Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level) or as an Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels). Both are designed for post-16 learners wishing to go on to further or higher level study or directly to 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 terminal examinations at the end of Year 13.

Extended Certificate: Human lifespan development; Working in health and social care; Meeting individual care and support needs. In addition, 1 optional unit will be decided by the school.

Additional mandatory units for the Extended Diploma: Enquiries into current research in health and social care; Principles of safe practice in health and social care; Promoting public health; Work experience and Anatomy and Physiology. In addition, 4 optional units will be decided by the school.

This course can be taken alongside a variety of subjects and may 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 (Hons) in primary education; and when combined with Sociology and Psychology, it could lead to a degree in social work.

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