BTEC Health and Social Care courses are vocational qualifications that enable students to gain knowledge, skills and experience of working within the field of health or social care.
These courses develop students understanding of how people grow and develop, the laws and frameworks that health and social care professional work within, the rights service users have and how to ensure these rights are met within health and social care.
The courses are designed to allow flexible progression routes, moving on to advanced level studies or further training and/or employment. They provide an excellent foundation for those seeking employment in a wide range of careers such as Nursing / Health Visiting, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, childcare, Physiotherapy and Teaching.
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All students in key stage 4 at Dormers Wells High School have the option to follow the BTEC First Award, in Health & Social Care:
BTEC Tech Award in Health & Social Care is equivalent to one GCSE grade A* - C and covers the following topics:
- Component 1 Human Lifespan Development (Coursework)
- Component 2 Health & Social Care Services and Values (Coursework)
- Component 3: Health and Wellbeing (controlled assessment)
Following the successful completion of the BTEC Tech Award students can progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care in 6th Form.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care is a two year course which can be completed at Pass, Merit or Distinction Level and is equivalent to 3 A Levels which can then be transferred into UCAS points for university entry.
This level 3 course includes 3 external assessed written exams and one research project which is assessed by an external examiner.
The Health & Social Care courses are designed to provide students with opportunities to:
LEVEL 2 PROSPECTUS KEY STAGE 4 | PDF
- Develop their knowledge, understanding and skills to meet the needs of the Health & Social Care Sectors.
- Understand the role of the health & social care workers, their relationship with patients / service users and the wider health & social care sectors.
- Develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for a successful performance in working life.