This BTEC qualification is for those interested in learning about the health and social care sector. It is equivalent to one A Level and typically makes up one third of a full time two year study programme.
By studying this course, you will develop industry specific knowledge and skills that will help you to progress in your future career, including caring and safeguarding for adults and children, physiology and psychology.
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.
The qualification, when taken alongside other Level 3 programmes, will enable you to progress to a degree programme chosen from the health and social care sector. It can be taken alongside, for example:
These factsheets provide lots more information about BTECs in general and about the Health & Social Care courses.