BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma- 60 credits
Health and Social Care

Department Staff:

Teacher of Health and Social Care: Ms. H. Akorfi

The BTEC level 3 is an engaging course for students and it is equivalent to one GCE A level taken over two years

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at Grade A*-C.

What will I learn?

The course mandatory units includes:
• Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
• Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social care
• Health, safety and Security in health and Social Care.
In addition you will also learn:
• Psychological and Sociological perspectives for Health and Social Care
• Caring for Children and Young People

How will I be assessed?

Units are assessed through a combination of written assignments, presentations and practical tasks. You will also be assessed on your work experience journal that you are expected to keep whilst on work placement

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course you would have the opportunity for entry into higher education in nursing, midwifery, social work, psychology and many other related health and social care professions.

If you decide that higher education is not for you then this course will give you the opportunity for employment within a health or care setting, for example, you could be employed to work in a registered care home or in a hospital.

What next?

In order to show you interest in this subject you will be required to complete a minimum of one week work placement in a relevant health or social care setting in your own time and to bring a letter of reference with you before the sixth form registration day in September.