Health and Social Care BTEC National (Level 3) Certificate/Extended Certificate

Health and Social Care BTEC National (Level 3) Certificate/Extended Certificate

Health and Social Care is an interesting and expanding area of employment. The BTEC National course in Health and Social Care provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to a range of careers in health care and social care. Visits, case studies and input from visiting speakers form an important part of the course, giving students an opportunity to understand what is being studied in relation to real care settings. The three mandatory units covered include: Human Lifespan Development, Working in Health and Social Care, Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs, plus one further optional unit. The Extended Certificate course is equal to one A Level.

Additional
Grade 4 in GCSE English, Maths and Science.
Assessment
There will be a combination of internally assessed projects and assignments together with externally examined units. Grades of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* are awarded which are equivalent to A Levels for the purpose of university entrance.
Progression
The qualification is generally taken alongside other qualifications, as part of a two year programme of learning, students will be able to choose a wide range of degree programmes to progress to, depending on the other subjects they have chosen. The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by HE providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many courses.The requirements of the qualification are such that students will develop transferable skills which are valued by both higher education and employers. Students should always check entry requirements for degrees on the UCAS website.