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St Peter's
Catholic School

Extended Certificate - Health & Social Care

 

Mrs C Thomas

Head of Department & BTEC Quality Nominee

 
 
THE TEAM
Mr J Butler Teacher of Sociology and  H&SC
Miss I Richards Teacher of  Religious Education and H&SC
WHY STUDY BTEC IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE?

Studying BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care at 16 plus is ideal for people interested in pursuing a career focused on early years (care and education), care of older people or individuals with specific needs. You will study the whole lifespan and consider the many aspects of care. As a part of the course, you will visit care settings and interact with care professionals and service users.

FUTURE ACADEMIC AND CAREER PATHWAYS

Successful completion of the course could lead to BTEC Higher National Diploma, or employment within health and social care services.

COURSE CONTENT

Students will be studying the Edexcel syllabus.

Extended Certificate: equivalent to one A Level (4 units). There are four units covered over the two years of study, three are mandatory and two of those are external written exams. Students have the flexibility to choose some of the service user groups that they focus on for their coursework. Visits to care settings help students to ensure the coursework is relevant and accurate. Mandatory content (83%) and external assessment (58%)

The units studied are:

Unit 1: Human lifespan development (external examination)

Unit 2: Working in health and social care (controlled assessment and externally assessed)

Unit 5: Meeting individual care and support needs (internally assessed)

Unit 14: Physiological disorders and their care (internally assessed)

ASSESSMENT

Unit 1: Human lifestyle development 25% of qualification

Unit 2: Working in health and social care 33% of qualification

EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

• Visits can lead to volunteering opportunities which look great on a CV or university application

• Experience is essential for employment in the health and social care sector

• All students are given the opportunity to gain an ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ Level 2 qualification

• All students are given an opportunity to apply for work shadowing programmes for nursing and midwifery at RSCH

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum of five or more GCSEs at grade 4/5 or above.