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How do I #DiscoverTheDifference with Health & Social Care?

Health & Social Care (often abbreviated to HSC or H&SC) is a course that relates to services that are available from health and social care providers. This is a generic term used to refer to the whole of the healthcare provision infrastructure, public and private sector.

What will I study?

This course covers combined elements of psychology, sociology, biology, nutrition, law, and ethics.

Typically, students of Health and Social Care will have a work placement alongside their academic studies, such as placements in a special educational needs setting, residential home, hospital or other care establishments.

What makes Health & Social Care at #H6 different?

• Key speakers from the NHS visit you
• You visit local community providers
• You have the opportunity to work with local community providers
• You will visit the theatre
• You visit The Houses of Parliament.
• You visit London Medical Museums.
• You are involved in activities to support assignment work and career/higher education progression.

How will I be assessed?

After the delivery of each unit of the course, you will be issued with an assignment, which covers a pass, merit and distinction criteria.

BTEC Level 1
Assessments are carried out through assignments and coursework.

BTEC Level 2 & 3
Assessments are carried out through assignments, coursework and two externally marked exams.

Entry requirements

BTEC Level 1
A few GCSE grades 2 or below. However, you will be required to have an appropriate level of English.

BTEC Level 2
Either - Three or more GCSE grades 3 or above.
And/or - Level 1 Diploma in a relevant subject and a minimum GCSE grade 3 in English.

BTEC Level 3
Either - Four GCSE grades 9-4, including a minimum grade 4 in English or Maths.
Or - Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction and a minimum GCSE grade 4 in English or Maths.

Progression routes

You can go on to a degree in nursing, midwifery, criminology, youth work, sociology, psychology, social work, social policy, teacher training or an HND in managing health and care services.

IF you wish to go into employment straight away, you could work in a registered care home, the voluntary sector, a hospital or primary care trust.



Health & Social Care
Haringey Sixth Form College
White Hart Lane
N17 8HR

Tel. 020 8376 6000
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