Course Information

Health and Social Care (BTEC Level 3)

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* - C.

Description of the subject

This course is taken in addition to the BTEC HSC Double Award. This course covers caring for service users in a range of care settings and includes areas of Science, Psychology and Sociology. Students will be expected to complete assignments based on care settings and the workplace. Health and Social Care looks at a wide range of care settings; residential homes, hospitals, nurseries and schools, and how to care for and treat people in these settings. This will allow students to develop the necessary skills for career progression in the health and social care sector.

What you will do

Year 12

Topics Covered/ Areas of Focus: At Level 3 the Edexcel BTEC Extended Diploma is offered to year 12 students. This course covers a range of different service users in a variety of care settings such as residential homes, hospitals, nurseries and schools. Students are expected to complete assignments based on care settings and the workplace. It will allow students to develop the necessary skills for career progression in the health and social care sectors. At level 3 students will gain knowledge of: human lifespan development, principles of safe practice, physiological disorders, equality and rights, human development, dementia, and nutritional health.

Year 13

Topics Covered/ Areas of Focus:

 

The OCR Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care is in its final year. Students who have completed this course in year 12 will complete the remaining units in year 13. This course looks at a range of different service users in a variety of care settings such as residential homes, hospitals, nurseries and schools. Students are expected to complete assignments based on care settings and the workplace. It will allow students to develop the necessary skills for career progression in the health and social care sectors.

 

Students will gain knowledge of: careers in health and social care, psychology, sociology, nutrition, complementary therapies, anatomy and physiology, research methods and the psychology of ill health.

Future prospects

Achievement of a Level 3 course allows students to progress to higher education or training courses such as Nursing, Childcare and Early Years, Care Assistant, Care Worker, and Education.