BTEC Health and Social Care Courses at Varndean College

 

HOW WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME?
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; team work; good knowledge of life stages and promoting awareness of rights. Communication, respect, competency in the workplace

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

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 4 units; 2 of these are externally examined and 2 are internally assessed coursework. This programme will be delivered over two years.

YEAR 1
  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Meeting Individual Care & 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’ 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

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YEAR 2
  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health & Social Care
  • Work Experience in Health & Social Care
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health & Social Care
  • Promoting Public Health
COURSE ESSENTIALS

COURSES AVAILABLE:


Single BTEC Level 3 (equivalent to 1 A Level)
Double BTEC Level 3 (equivalent to 2 A Levels)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:


Standard advanced course 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.

EXAMBOARD:


Edexcel

ENQUIRIES TO:


Cathy Davies

“I chose Health and Social Care because I knew I wanted a caring career. The units, topics and class discussions all confirmed my desire to want to be a midwife. I have enjoyed the placements and I really like how involved all of the teachers are. I’ve had so much help with applying to university, getting relevant work experience and guidance with my work.”
VICKY WARREN EX PRIORY SCHOOL, LEWES