BTEC Health and Social Care

“Why should I study Health and Social Care?”

The level 3 Health and Social Care Extended Certificate is a vocational course that can be studied alongside other A-levels and is accredited with UCAS points for university entrance, but has the advantage of being partly internally assessed allowing students to manage coursework units alongside examination preparation. It is a fascinating and worthwhile course which gets to the heart of caring for others by looking at case studies and other scenarios as well as theoretical learning. It can lead to a variety of health or care based careers and it combines well with A-levels such as Sociology, Psychology, P.E and other BTEC qualifications. For most health care courses it would be advantageous to combine it with a science A-level.

“What will I study?”

In year one, students will study Human Lifespan Development which is assessed by an examination in the summer term and Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs which is an internally assessed piece of coursework.

In year two, students look at Working in Health and Social Care assessed by an examination in January of year 13 and Physiological Disorders and their Care which is an internally assessed piece of coursework.