L3 BTEC Health and Social Care

“A modern health care system has to be completely focused on the needs of its users.” Patricia Hewitt

Entry requirements

Automatic entry onto Level 3 courses includes students achieving 5 x A*-C or equivalent at GCSE. Students should also have achieved a grade 5 or above in English and Mathematics or still be working towards achieving a grade 5 in Mathematics. 

Course description

This course enables students to explore a range of areas within the health services. It will provide knowledge, understanding and skills required
to progress onto future employment in the health and care sectors.

This qualification will provide opportunities in careers including Home & Residential Care, some National Health Careers including Health Care Assistant, Family support Worker. After further study this qualification will provide opportunities in careers including Nursing, Social Work, Youth & Community Work, Probation and Allied Health Professions. 

The course comprises of 6 units covering a wide aspect of Health & Social Care (60 credits/equivalent to one GCE A Level).

  • Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care 

  • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care 

  • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  • Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
  • Development Through the Life Stages
  • Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care 

 Ways to help my child succeed

Coursework and exams can be challenging and stressful.  In order to assist your child talk to them, proof read their work, assist with revision strategies and encourage them to present/excute their work to the highest standards

Useful resource

  • BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1.  Publisher: Pearson.  Author: Marilyn Billingham,Pamela Davenport,Hilary Talman,Nicola Matthews,Beryl Stretch,Elizabeth Haworth.  ISBN: 9781292126012
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