This BTEC qualification is equivalent to two GCSE’s and aims to inspire and enthuse those considering a career in the health and social care sector, or in a related sector where knowledge of health and social care will be of use, such as early years education.
The qualification typically makes up one half of a full time study programme taken over one year. The course consists of 8 units of which 25% is assessed through external examinations and 75% is assessed through written assignments.
Two core units:
Two mandatory units:
Four optional units:
Although not compulsory it is useful to arrange relevant work experience in a Health and Social Care setting as this will help you to gather evidence for your assignments and will support your understanding of the examined material.
Many students progress to a more specialised level 3 Health and Social care course. You may also consider an apprenticeship or employment within a range of junior job roles across the health and social care sector.