Health And Social Care

If you are interested in a career in the health sector, social care sector or teaching, you will find these courses of particular benefit. They provide an insight into health and social care professions with varied and exciting links to all aspects of health and social care. The course includes visits to local services and guest speakers.

BTEC Level 3 - Single

The course consists of four units; two of these are externally examined and two are internally assessed coursework. This programme will be delivered over two years.

Year 1

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Year 2

  • Working in Health & Social Care
  • Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

BTEC Level 3 - Double

The course allows the student to complete 100 hours of professional practice (over two years) working in the local community. Students will also be able to evidence their practice to support health care applications for work or university.

The course consists of 8 units, a mixture of external and internal assessment. This qualification has been designed to account for two thirds of a two-year, full-time study programme for learners who are intending to go onto further study or work in a related sector.

Year 1

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health & Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care & Support Needs
  • Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

Year 2

  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health & Social Care
  • Work Experience in Health & Social Care
  • Safe Practice in Health & Social Care
  • Promoting Public Health

I have really enjoyed my Health and Social Care course at Varndean as it has given me the knowledge and skills to prepare me for my future career in social work. It has been a very challenging, but also extremely interesting subject. I would really recommend it to anyone thinking of doing anything in the future related to the health and social care sector.

Charlotte Boyd, ex Hove Park

Course Essentials

Courses Available
Single BTEC Level 3 (equivalent to 1 A Level)
Double BTEC Level 3 (equivalent to 2 A Levels)
Entry Requirements
How The Course is Assessed
These courses will be assessed internally through course work and externally through exams and research project. Professional practice of 100 hours must be completed for the National Diploma.
Career Pathways
Careers in the health, social care sectors or a progression route to continue onto a university degree in nursing, social work, teaching or counselling. It supports access to a range of HE courses if taken as part of a study programme that includes other qualifications.
Transferable Skills
Observation, teamwork, good knowledge of life stages and promoting awareness of rights, communication, respect, competency in the workplace.
Enquiries To
Cathy Davies: