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    Health and Social Care BTEC (Edexcel)

    What students study

    This course provides students with the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge needed to prepare them for employment in the Health and Social Care Sector. To be successful on this course students’ need to have a keen interest in working in the Health and Social Care Sector and be prepared to work as an individual as well as a team.

    How the course is assessed?

    Assessment is 75% written coursework and 25% examination. The units completed are:

    Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development

    • 25% of the overall grade
    • External test set by Edexcel
    • Marked by Edexcel

    Unit 2: Health and Social Care Values  (Written assignments internally assessed and externally moderated)

    Unit 3: Effective Communication in Health and Social Care  (Written assignments internally assessed and externally moderated)

    Unit 6: The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Well Being  (Written assignments internally assessed and externally moderated)

    Jobs and careers Health and Social Care can lead to

    The BTEC in Health and Social Care (Edexcel) allows progression to higher level vocational qualifications such as the Level 3 BTEC course in Health and Social Care or to an apprenticeship.

    Examples of careers that this qualification can lead to include: Teaching Assistant, Nursery Assistant, Nurse, Social Worker, Midwife, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Carer, Nursery Manager, Dietician and Paramedic.

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    COURSE TITLE:

    Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma & Diploma in Health & Social Care

    Who is the course aimed at?

    Students who have an interest in working with the health care sector

    Entry Requirements

    No entry requirements

    What will I study and do?

    In your first year of study you will complete 7 Units of work relating to the Health and Social Care sector and this will complete the Subsidiary Diploma. In your second year of study you will complete a further 6 Units of work relating to the Health and Social Care sector to complete the full Diploma in Health and Social Care.

    Examples of units include:

    • Development Through the Life Stages
    • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
    • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
    • Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
    • Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care

    How is the course assessed?

    All 12 units completed are internally assessed and require the completion of range of different tasks relating to the set criteria for each unit. Such tasks include:

    • Presentations
    • Role play
    • 100 hours’ work experience
    • Written assignments
    • Booklets
    • Log books
    • Poster displays

    What jobs and careers can this lead to?

    • Nurse
    • Care worker
    • Nursery worker
    • Nursery manager
    • Midwife
    • Social worker
    • Teacher
    • Paramedic
    • Most professions within the NHS