Health & Social Care

(Available as equivalent to either 1 or 2 A Levels)

If you have an interest in health, early years care, education and social care, then this course is perfect for you. Working with and helping a variety of people is an extremely rewarding career and as part of the course you will gain insight into numerous roles that you may want as a career. During the course you will have placements in a number of care settings, to get a full understanding of health care provision whilst practicing your skills and knowledge gained.

What skills will I develop?

You will gain a broad knowledge of health and care services and allows you to focus on different aspects & a variety of job roles. 

You will develop your communication & other practical skills, enhancing them on a number of work experience placements. 100 hours is required for the Level 3 Diploma

You will learn more about the human body, nutrition and procedures within health & social care.

What topics will I study?

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

  • Unit 1: Developing effective communication in health & social care
  • Unit 2: Equality, diversity and rights in health & social care
  • Unit 3: Health, safety, and security in health & social care
  • Unit 12: Public health
  • Unit 20: Promoting health education
  • Unit 21: Nutrition for health & social care

 Cambridge Technical Diploma

  • Unit 1: Developing effective communication in health & social care
  • Unit 2: Equality, diversity and rights in health & social care
  • Unit 3: Health, safety, and security in health & social care
  • Unit 4: Development through the life stages
  • Unit 5: Anatomy & physiology for health & social care
  • Unit 6: Personal & professional development
  • Unit 7: Sociological perspectives in health & social care
  • Unit 8: Psychological perspectives in health & social care
  • Unit 10: Caring for children & young people
  • Unit 12: Public health
  • Unit 20: Promoting health education
  • Unit 21: Nutrition for health & social care

Where does the course lead?

Career opportunities include nursing, dental, teaching and care-related professions. Alternatively, it can lead towards a degree in a subject related to Health & Social Care.

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Exam Board

Edexcel

Head of Department

Lisa Ross

Entry Requirements

Five grades 4-9 (or equivalent).

Assessment Breakdown

Coursework = 100%