This BTEC qualification is equivalent to one A Level and is for those interested in learning about the health and social care sector.
It typically makes up one third of a full time two year study programme.
The course consists of a combination of continual assessment through written assignments and end of year examinations.
You will gain an introductory understanding of the health and social care sector through the study of the following units:
Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Human Lifespan Development
Working in Health and Social Care
Although not compulsory, it is useful to arrange relevant work experience in a health and social care setting as this will help you gather evidence for your assignments and will support your understanding of the examined material.
When taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications, this course will enable you to progress to degree programmes chosen from the health and social care sector. For example when studied alongside A Levels in Biology and Psychology, you could consider a BSC(Hons) in nursing.
These factsheets provide lots more information about BTECs in general and about the Health & Social Care courses.