Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives in a positive way? Do you want a job that is varied, rewarding and worthwhile? Then consider a career in the Health and Social Care sector.
BTEC Health and Social Care Level 3 provides you with skills and pathways to help you fulfil your ambition. You will study a range of units, which will help you to gain skills that will be valuable to a career in the sector.
During the course you will:
This is a two year course equivalent to one A Level and leads to a national qualification recognised by employers.
You will study four units as shown in the table below. The content for each unit is outlined in the table below indicating the Guided Learning Hours (GLH), whether they are mandatory and the method of assessment.
|Unit||Guided Learning Hours||
Mandatory or optional
Unit 1 Human lifespan development
|Mandatory||1 hour 30 minutes external exam|
|Unit 2 Working in health and social care||120||Mandatory||1 hour 30 minutes external exam|
|Unit 5 Meeting individual care and support needs||90||Mandatory||Internally assessed|
Unit 14 Physiological disorders and their care
|60||Optional|| Internally assessed
This course goes well with a wide range of other courses, particularly psychology and sociology.
The course will give you a broad educational base for a career in health and social care and progression to further study, including a degree, diploma course, teacher training or nursing depending on your GCSE qualifications.
Level 3 Health and Social Care is useful if you are considering a career in: