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Health & Social Care

BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care from 2017

Post-16 students have the option of studying Health and Social Care either as a Single Award (equivalent to 1 A level) OR as a Double award (equivalent to 2 A levels).

Students can choose which course to complete, each with a clear purpose in supporting progression towards a career in this field or further study. This flexibility means the course can be tailored to student’s particular Health and Social Care interests.

Flexible choice of courses:

  • Extended Certificate = 1 A Level
  • Diploma = 2 A Levels

Assessments

There will be a number of assessment styles, such as assignments, external tasks and written exams. These will ensure that students are given the confidence to apply their knowledge and have the study skills to continue their learning onto further or higher education courses and succeed in future employment.

During year 13, students will complete the remaining 2 or 4 units depending on their chosen course.

Extended Certificate

  • Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care (Exam)
  • Unit ?: This unit is chosen based on students areas of interest.

Diploma

  • Unit 4: Enquires into Current Research in Health and Social Care (Externally assessed task)
  • Unit 7: Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care (Coursework)
  • Unit 8: Promoting Public Health (Coursework)
  • Unit ?: This unit is chosen based on students areas of interest.
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