Health & Social Care
Key Stage 5
Health and Social Care is the study of gaining knowledge and understanding about services that are available from health and social care providers; the healthcare provision infrastructure, public and private sector in the UK. and how these services meet the needs of service users.
Studying Health and Social Care teaches you valuable skills which are transferable across a whole range of settings. It also provides robust opportunities for learners to gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas relating to health and social care.
During the two years of study you will cover the following units of work –
Meeting individual care and support needs.
Human lifespan development
Working in health and social care
If you are interested in a career in Health and Social Care, this course is an ideal introduction.
Course Title: BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care
Exam Board: Edexcel
Outcome: BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (pass, merit, distinction)
Course Contact: Miss S L Pollard
The BTEC level 3 qualifications are designed to provide highly specialist, work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. The qualification also provides career development to higher education and degree programmes within the same or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions.
Working in Health & Social Care can provide you with a challenging but enjoyable and rewarding career. Many of our students go on to take undergraduate degrees and pursue careers in areas such as social work, special educational needs, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy and other health and social care related professions.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care follows the Edexcel exam board and during the two years’ study there is the submission of two internal pieces of coursework and two external examinations are sat.
Students should have a grade 4 in GCSE English Language. Where Health and Social Care has previously been studied by students they should have achieved a grade 4 at GCSE or a Pass at BTEC Level 2.
Students should be able to sustain writing in longer, significant pieces of work for homework, classwork and examination and be able to confidently and clearly express ideas verbally.
Students will also need a high level of organisation and the ability to prioritise workload
Here are some examples of work by year 11, 12 and 13 students have produced on a variety of topics in Health and Social Care.