The BTEC National in Health and Social Care is a vocational qualification that will help prepare you for a wide range of careers or for further study on a range of degree programmes. It is the equivalent of 2 A-levels.
There are many roles available in the Health and Social Care sector which provide varied opportunities to make a difference to people’s lives in a positive way – and the demand for skilled people is growing. Working in the Health and Social Care professions can also take you to different parts of the country and overseas. Whether you are thinking of pursuing a career in nursing, healthcare science or social work, the BTEC National in Health and Social Care includes pathways that will help you to fulfil your ambition. Once you have completed your studies, whatever you choose to do you will be doing a job that is varied, rewarding and worthwhile.
In your BTEC National in Health and Social Care, you will be studying a wide range of units, which will help you to gain skills that will be valuable in your chosen profession or future study. You will learn about the human body and how it changes over time. You will also learn about what it means to work in the sector and what skills and behaviours you will need to demonstrate. You will also learn about the principles of safe practice when working in the sector, and the importance of respecting the individual differences and needs of service users as well as nutritional health.
Human Lifespan Development (external exam)
Working in Health and Social Care (external exam)
Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care (external exam)
Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs
Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
Promoting Public Health
2 external examinations plus one externally marked task unit.
Coursework: 5 units of internally examined coursework. You will be given lesson time and in addition to this you will be expected to work on your assignment in your personal study time. You will be given a deadline which must be met. You must attempt all of the aims set out in the assignment. During the assignment your tutor is unable to give you feedback on how your assignment is progressing. The assignment will be graded with either a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care supports progression into further education, training or employment as it offers a mix of both theoretical and vocational learning. It can help towards a career in Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and the Police.
Student quote - “What we learn in lessons gives me the skills I need to communicate with a diverse range of people within the community as well as increasing your confidence in yourself.” Millie Year 13