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Health & Social Care
Qualification - BTEC Level 3
Exam Board - Pearson
WHY CHOOSE HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE?
A level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care is equivalent to two A Levels. This is an exciting course which builds on much of the learning assimilated during Year 10 and 11, although a prior qualification in this area is not required to follow it in the Sixth Form.
In Year 12 and 13 the Health and Social Care course introduces students to the following topics:
• Human lifespan and development
• Working in health and social care
• Enquiries into current research into health and social care
• Meeting individual care support needs
• Principles of safe practice in health and social care
• Promoting public health
• Supporting individuals with additional needs
• Nutritional health
HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED?
The course is assessed through coursework and students are closely monitored and tracked to ensure that they are constantly aware of how they are doing and what they needs to do in order to improve. Intervention and support is always available to students who, for whatever reason, may not be reaching the targets set for them.
Health and Social Care homework and independent learning tasks are set every week and it is essential for all students as it cements their learning and ensures that they meet criteria which is set for them in terms of their coursework requirements.
COMPONENT 1 – COURSEWORK
CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL GRADE: 60%
COMPONENT 2 - WRITTEN EXAMS
In additional to the coursework component students complete 2 externally set and marked exams, which students must gain a minimum of a Pass in.
CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL GRADE: 40%
COMPONENT 3 - WORK EXPERIENCE
Students complete 100 hours of work experience. This is divided into three different work placement settings and puts into practice much of what the students have been studying in class. These are invaluable experiences for students and ones which really help them focus on areas of specialism for future work and study.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: NO SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, JUST A RANGE OF GCSE GRADES