BTEC Nationals are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the signature vocational qualification either at Level 3, allowing direct progression into the workplace or via study at a higher level. A Level 3 BTEC course is equivalent in weighting to three A level subjects.
Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development (Written Exam)
Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care (Written Exam)
Unit 3 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care (Written Exam)
Unit 4 Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care (Controlled assessment and externally assessed)
Unit 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (written assignment)
Unit 6 Work Experience (written assignment and work placements)
Unit 7 Principles of safe Practice in Health and Social Care (written assignment)
Unit 8 Promoting Public Health ((written assignment)
Unit 11 Psychological Perspective (written assignment)
Unit 12 Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs (written assignment)
Unit 17 Caring for Individuals with Dementia (written assignment)
Unit 18 Assessing Children’s Development Support Needs (written assignment)
Unit 19 Nutritional Health (written assignment)
Career Opportunities / Routes
This course readily enables progression to Higher Education in health, social care and early years. It provides an excellent foundation for those seeking employment in a wide range of careers such as nursing/ health visitor, social work, occupational therapy, social administration, physiotherapy and teaching.
The course is exam and coursework based.
There are in total 13 units which students must complete. Students must pass all 13 units to achieve this qualification.
There are three exams and one research project which is assessed by an external examiner. Out of the 13 units, 8 are assessed through a portfolio of evidence.
Each unit can be credited at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* level.
LEVEL 3 PROSPECTUS | PDF