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BTEC Health and Social Care (Single & Double)

Entry Requirements

Minimum of five 9-4 grades at GCSE or equivalent. Grade C or equivalent in your chosen study subject is preferred. Clear DBS check showing no criminal convictions, due to working with young children.

Course Description

The course is for students interested in learning about the health and social care sector.  The course will give students  an insight into a range of health and social care areas including  Human Lifespan Development, Meeting Individual Development, Working in Health and Social Care and Psychology. Students completing the double award will also complete  Unit 6 work experience in Health and Social Care (placement unit).


Four units of work must be completed for the BTEC National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care which is equivalent to one A level over two years. This consists of three mandatory units and one optional unit; optional units will be selected by teaching staff.

The BTEC National  Diploma in Health and Social Care is equivalent to two A levels over two years. This consists of six mandatory units and two optional units.

Units are internally and externally  assessed. Assessment methods  include assignment, exam, placement assessment and synoptic research task. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria.

Career Opportunities

The courses can be used to give UCAS points for university entrance. Careers it may lead to amongst others are: Social Work, Health Care, Elderly Care, and Child Care.

The double award (Diploma) has a placement element where students are formally  required to attend once a week in a health or child care setting for a significant duration of the course. This is essential to the success of the double award and must be completed with excellent attendance.

Course Details

For more information please see Mrs Jones or Mrs Burns 01922 721071 ext.247