Health and Social Care

Qualification Name

  • BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care

Examination Board

  • Pearson Edexcel

What is BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care?

BTEC Nationals are qualifications that are designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare them for employment. On successful completion of a BTEC National qualification, learners can progress into or within employment and/or continue their study in the same vocational area. All students will enrol onto either the National Diploma or Extended programme which is equivalent to two and three ‘A’ levels respectively. The qualification is recognised throughout Britain and in EU countries. 

 

What is the course structure? 

The course is made up of: 8 Mandatory units and 4 Optional units for the Diploma and 9 optional units for the Extended. The Mandatory units give learners an introduction and understanding of Health and Social care. The qualification offers an engaging programme for those students who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter. Six units are covered in year 12 for Diploma and nine units for the Extended. The final units are covered in year 13. 

What are the entry requirements? 

Students to be considered for entry to the course should have at least the following: A standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent of 4 GCSEs passes (at grades AC) including Maths and English.

 

What units will I study? 

Diploma

Mandatory

1- Human lifespan Development
2- Working in Health and Social Care
4- Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
5- Meeting Individual Care and Support needs
7- Principles of Safe Practice in Health and social care

8- Promoting  Public Health

 

Optional units
6-Work Experience in Health and social care
10- Sociological Perspectives

 

Extended Diploma

Mandatory 

1 -Human lifespan Development

2 -Working in Health and Social Care

3 -Anatomy and Physiology for Health and social care

4 -Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care

5 -Meeting Individual Care and Support needs

6 -Work Experience in Health and social care 100hrs

7 -Principles of Safe Practice in Health and social care
8 -Promoting  Public Health

 

Optional units

10 -Sociological Perspectives

17 -Caring for Individuals  with Dementia

12 -Policy in Health and social care

16 -Supporting Individuals with Additional needs

20 -Nutritional  Healt