BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care

Faculty :  Science                                                                      

Level: Level 3

Examination Board  / website : Edexcel -  http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/health-and-social-care-2016.html

Assessment Details : 58% external assessment (Exams), 42% internal assessment (coursework)

Course Outline:

Year 12

Unit 1 - Human lifespan development (Exam in June)

Unit 5 - Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (Assignments throughout the year)

Year 13

Unit 2 - Working in Health and Social Care (Exam in June)

Unit 10 – Sociological perspectives (Assignments throughout the year)

Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course :

  • RESEARCH: Finding relevant information in textbooks and online.
  • ESSAY WRITING SKILLS: Completing assignments in your own words. Including a  list of sources of information in a references section at the end of the assignment.
  • ICT SKILLS: Producing work using word / powerpoint and emailing the teacher completed coursework.

 Goes well with:

  • A level Psychology
  • A Level Sociology
  • BTEC Level 3 Travel & Tourism

Pathways – Career and /or further study possibilities, using this subject:

The course provides good experience for a number of jobs, including:

  • physiotherapists
  • care assistants
  • doctors
  • nurses, including midwives
  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychotherapists
  • paramedics

For further information, please contact:

Timothy Butler, Head of Health and Social Care: ButlerT@hendonschool.co.uk

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