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St Peter's
Catholic School

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

Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

Many students find it difficult to say at 16 where they want to spend their working life. A BTEC opens up avenues such as university whilst also being relevant to a profession. This qualification equips you with a broad understanding of the essential knowledge and skills needed to help you begin or progress in a wide variety of business careers. A BTEC can also open up further areas of study to you. The course is designed to be adaptable to your needs, abilities and career aspirations: it consists of four compulsory core units plus a choice of two specialist units. It is delivered over 1 year and is the equivalent to  1.5 A levels.

Course Content

This six-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to acquire a range of important and transferable skills including data skills, presenting arguments, making judgments and conducting research.

Four units will be assessed using portfolio evidence (projects). Two external examinations.

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development (externally assessed)

Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care (externally assessed)

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

Unit 14: Physiological Disorders and their Care (internally assessed)