Health and Social Care

BTEC, Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

BTEC, Health and Social Care

BTEC (Level 3) National Diploma (Double Award)

BTEC (Level 3) – National Extended Diploma (Triple Award)

This course is for students who wish to pursue a career in any of the Health or Social Care services focussing on individuals different care needs that they have, at different times throughout their lives. Studying this course provides learners with an in-depth study of this sector, the structure and provision of Health and Social Care services in England, in addition to investigating many different roles available within the sector.

The course encompasses academic challenge and rigour through examination and coursework, while also offering students a practical, high quality work placement (100 hours required over the two year course as part of their assessment). This provides them with invaluable knowledge and experience of working in the Health and Social Care sector.

Course Outlines

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Grade 4, 4 in GCSE Combined Science.

Assessment

NATIONAL DIPLOMA (DOUBLE AWARD)  

Unit 1 and 2 – externally assessed exam units.
Unit 4 – externally assessed synoptic unit.
Units 5, 6, 7, 8 and 14 – internally assessed coursework portfolio units. 

Units 2 and 4 = 33%

Units 1, 5, 7 and 8 = 50%

Units 6 and 14 = 17%

Examination units = 46%

Coursework Units = 54%

 

NATIONAL EXTENDED DIPLOMA (TRIPLE AWARD)

58% of the course is internally assessed. Internally assessed work will be completed as part of the coursework portfolio.

42% of the course is externally assessed. Three units are exam based assessment (units 1, 2 and 4) and one unit (unit 5) is a synoptic controlled assessed which is externally marked.

Students will also be required to complete 100 hours of work experience within one health or social care setting. This forms part of the assessment for Unit 6 – Work Experience in Health and Social Care.

Course Units

NATIONAL DIPLOMA (DOUBLE AWARD)

  • Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development
  • Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 4 – Enquiries into Current Research
  • Unit 5 – Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Unit 6 – Work Experience
  • Unit 7 – Principles of Safe Practice
  • Unit 8 – Promoting Public Health
  • Unit 19 – Nutritional Health 

NATIONAL EXTENDED DIPLOMA (TRIPLE AWARD)
This Health and Social Care course is made up of 13 units, which are completed over the two-year period. 8 units are mandatory and 4 of the units are externally assessed.

  • Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (8%)
  • Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care (11%)
  • Unit 3 – Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care (11%)
  • Unit 4 – Enquiries into current research in Health and Social Care (11%)
  • Unit 5 – Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (8%)
  • Unit 6 – Work Experience in Health and Social Care (6%)
  • Unit 7 – Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care (8%)
  • Unit 8 – Promoting Public Health (8%)
  • Unit 12 – Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs (6%)
  • Unit 14 – Physiological Disorders and their care (6%)
  • Unit 18 – Assessing Children’s Development and Support Needs
  • Unit 19 – Nutritional Health (6%)
  • Unit 20 – Understanding Mental Well-being (6%)

Units 18, 12, 14, 19 and 20 are optional units chosen by the teaching team and may be subject to change based on student requirements. 

Future Opportunities

Designed specifically for those students who want to pursue a career within the health and social care sector for example, nursing, midwifery, social work, radiography and similar health-related degrees or higher level apprenticeships. Please note that for midwifery degrees, A Level biology is also a required subject.

Further Information

Students who enrol on the health and social care course are required to have a fully enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring scheme) check, which demonstrates that they are able to work with vulnerable individuals. This check will be carried out after enrolment on the course.

NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Equates to two A Levels
Graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass (D*,D,M,P)

NATIONAL EXTENDED DIPLOMA
Equates to three A Levels
Graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass (D*,D,M,P)

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