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 units include:

Extended certificate:

  • Human lifespan development
  • Meeting individual care and support needs
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Nutritional Health.

Diploma – as the Extended Certificate, plus:

  • Enquiries into Current Research
  • Principles of Safe Practice
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Physiological disorders and their care.

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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