This course is the equivalent of one A-level.
The Health and Social Care sector comprises two sub sectors; Health Care and Social Care. Health Care encompasses all hospital activities, such as medical nursing homes and GP services. The Social Care sector includes residential nursing care, residential nursing facilities, residential care facilities, domiciliary care and social work. Students are able to progress into work in the sector through degree programmes in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Pharmacy for example.
External Examinations: 2 external examinations
Coursework: 2 units of internally examined coursework.
Minimum 5 GCSE's at grade 4, including English.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate 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 - “The work is tough to start with but it is worth it in the long run.
Don't give up!” Hannah, year 13.