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
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.
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
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:
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:
What jobs and careers can this lead to?