How the course is assessed:
9 written assignments assessed by teachers, three exams and one task that is assessed by the examining board
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.
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
There are 5 optional units to study that include;
Caring for Individuals with Dementia and Health Psychology.
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;
Previous Examination success rates:
In 2016 all students met their expected progress grade in this subject.
100% of students achieved a Distinction grade
The consortium Entry criteria for BTEC courses, namely, GSCE grade 4 and above in English Language and Maths and an APS of 35.2
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