Health and Social Care BTEC level 3

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code HGS24
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Not Set
Course type Full Time


HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE* – BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

Examining Board: PEARSON                                                                        

*Delivered at Folkestone School for Girls – Applicants for this course should apply to The Harvey. Places on the course are subject to capacity.

This qualification is equivalent to a single A Level


Course Content:

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development (externally assessed unit). We study every age range, from conception through to old age, and consider how different life factors impact on our lives.


Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care (externally assessed unit). This unit will help you to understand what it is like to work in the health and social care sector.


Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (internally assessed unit). This unit introduces you to the values and issues that need to be considered when planning care and support that meet the needs of an individual in a social care environment.

Unit 14: Physiological Disorders and their Care (internally assessed unit). In this unit, you will explore types of physiological disorders, the procedures for diagnosis, and the development of a treatment plan and provision of support for service users.

How will it be delivered?


Units 1 and 2 are externally assessed through written examinations which are both 1½ hours long. The external

assessment carries a weighting of 58%. Units 5 and 11 are assessed through internally-marked assignments and carry a combined weighting of 42%.

Entry requirements

Entry Criteria:  GCSE grade 5 in English and Maths

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