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Health & Social Care BTEC

Why study Health & Social Care?

Are you ready for a qualification that prepares you for your future career or to progress in to higher education in the field of Health and Social Care?
 
BTECs are an alternative to A-levels, accepted as an entry requirement for universities and further education colleges and highly valued by employers. 
 

What will I study?

You will complete the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma over 2 years. This is equivalent to 1 A level. You have to undertake a number of mandatory and optional units for which you present evidence, based on real-life work and studies. This allows you to demonstrate your skill and knowledge in practical situations. You will benefit from gaining work experience to aid career choices, and will be offered useful practical experience as well as gaining a recognised qualification.
 
 
Students enjoy BTEC programmes because they can specialise in areas of learning linked with work that they are interested in. Students build their confidence because they are developing practical skills that will help them secure a job in the future. This qualification is assessed using both written and practical assignments; in the form of reports, essays, projects, research studies, case studies and practical demonstrations.
Teamwork is an important aspect in the world of work. Not surprisingly, it is also a key feature of BTECs. Students often work and learn in groups but complete assignments individually. There is a vocational focus for this course and where possible we invite professionals in to speak to students and visit organisations linked with assignments.
 

How is the course assessed?

Students have to undertake a number of mandatory and optional units for which they present evidence, based on real-life work and studies. This qualification is assessed using both written and practical assignments; in the form of reports, essays, projects, research studies, case studies and practical demonstrations.

What grades do I need to study Health & Social Care at HSC?

BTEC Nationals are recommended for those who have achieved at least four A*- to C-grade GCSEs or have completed a BTEC Level 2 First.

Documents

Curriculum Map KS5-BTEC-HSC 09th Dec 2016 Download