BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate Health & Social Care
With the demographics in the UK changing rapidly and the population living longer, the health and social care sectors will experience huge growth over the next few years; health and social services are an integral part of society offering a wide range of advice and help to all individuals throughout their lives. This course allows you to develop a variety of skills and knowledge about how Health, Early Years Care, Education and Social Care Services work, the issues around them and how they deliver quality care to service users.
Health and Social care will involve 2 years of teaching and learning assessed across two years. There are two pieces of coursework and two examined units across both years.
Coursework – Unit 5 (Mandatory unit) – Meeting Individual Care and Support needs – 90 credits
Exam – Unit 2 – (Mandatory unit) – Working in Health and Social Care – 120 credits – 1 ½ hour exam
Coursework – Unit 10 (Optional unit) – Sociological perspectives – 60 credits
Exam – Unit 1 (Mandatory) – Human Lifespan development – 90 credits – 1 ½ hour exam
Why take this BTEC?
Skills developed as part of the course are considered to be transferable skills that would be essential in the workplace or further study. Skills and knowledge you develop would therefore be useful in a range of health and social care careers including degree courses in midwifery or nursing or alternatively finding employment in a range of caring services such as nurseries or residential homes.