Extended Certificate - Health & Social Care
Mrs C Thomas
Head of Department & BTEC Quality Nominee
|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.
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)
Unit 1: Human lifestyle development 25% of qualification
Unit 2: Working in health and social care 33% of qualification
• 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
Minimum of five or more GCSEs at grade 4/5 or above.