LEVEL 3 BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
WHAT WILL BE STUDIED?
The Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care is the equivalent to one A level. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to:
- Explore the key aspects of growth and development and the factors which influence these
- Study the interaction between the physical and psychological factors of the ageing process, and how this affects confidence and self-esteem
- Discover the different roles and responsibilities of people who work in the field of health and social care
- Gain an understanding of different sociological and psychological perspectives on development
- Learn how to successfully support individuals who have additional needs or suffer from physiological disorders
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Unit 1 Mandatory: There will be 1 x 90 minute written exam.
Unit 2: Mandatory: There will be 1 x 90 minute written exam.
Optional Units: 10, 11, 12 & 14: These units are chosen by the student and are completed in the form of coursework. Students are granted autonomy to present their coursework in a style which suits them.
This course successfully prepares students for careers within the health and social care sector. As this course is equivalent to an A level, students are able to go on to study a degree in a related field such as Social Work, Midwifery, Nursing or Occupational Therapy. Throughout the course, pupils are able to develop skills such as communication, independence, leadership and teamwork – all of which are skills highly valued by higher education institutions.
Faculty: Creative and Social Exam board: Pearson
Entry criteria: 5 x grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths. No prior study of Health and Social Care at GCSE/Level 2 is required.