Health & Social Care


Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: BTEC Level 3
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Why study Health & Social Care?

  • I am considering a career in one of the caring professions
  • I want to develop practical transferable skills in communication and research as well as a broad understanding of health, social care and early years services
  • I enjoy completing coursework.

What does the course consist of?

The course can be studied as an Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level) or a Diploma (equivalent to two A Levels)

The core units include:

Extended certificate:
  • Human lifespan development
  • Meeting individual care and support needs
  • Working in health and social care.
Diploma – as above, plus:
  • Enquiries into Current Research
  • Principles of Safe Practice
  • Promoting Public Health.
Optional units include:
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Supporting individuals with additional needs
  • Nutritional Health.

How is this course assessed?

  • A mix of examination and coursework.

What might this course lead on to?

  • Careers within the Health and Social Care field, including Nursing, Social Work, Youth Work, Counselling, Mental Health, Early Years…and many more.
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