Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3
Health and social care combines 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, others may take a health and social care course as a route to higher education qualifications that will lead to employment within the sector.
You will study:
- Health, safety and security in health and social care
- Effective communication
- Development through the life stages
- Sociological and psychological perspectives in health and social care
- Counselling skills
- Diet and nutrition
- Caring for children and young people
- You will undertake 100 hours of work experience in the health and social care sector
Where it leads:
Access to a wider range of careers, for example: You can go on to a degree in nursing, midwifery, criminology or youth work, sociology, psychology, social work or an HND in managing health and care services and foundation degrees in social policy or teacher training. If you wish to go to employment directly, you could work in a registered care home, community work, the voluntary sector a hospital or a primary care trust.
Four GCSEs 9-4 including grade 5 (or C) for English or Maths depending on the course or Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction and GCSE grade 5 (or C) in English or Maths.