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Health and Social Care (BTEC)

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How the course is assessed:

9 written assignments assessed by teachers, three exams and one task that is assessed by the examining board

Course outline:

The Extended BTEC in Health & Social Care offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within a range of Health and Social Care settings such as schools, hospitals and residential homes for the elderly or those with learning difficulties.

Mandatory units

There are 8 mandatory units:

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development

Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care

Unit 3: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

Unit 4: Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care

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

Optional units

There are 5 optional units to study that include;

Caring for Individuals with Dementia and Health Psychology.

Example projects:

  • A portfolio of work experience
  • Professional Development records
  • Case studies of service users and the care they receive
  • Presentations on psychological perspectives of health

Higher education, future careers and progression routes

This vocational qualification allows progression into Health and Social Care work settings or as a basis for continuing study in Higher Education.

The qualification will allow you to enter into one of the following jobs;

  • Early Years practitioner
  • Care worker
  • Alternatively, you could progress to university to complete a degree in;
  • A Health & Social Care related subject such as nursing, midwifery or social work.
  • Teaching
  • Psychology

Previous Examination success rates:

All students met their expected progress grade in this subject.

100% of students achieved a Distinction grade

Entry Criteria:

The Consortium Entry criteria for BTEC courses, namely, GSCE grade 4 and above in English Language and Maths and Attainment 8 score of 36 or higher.

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