- This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels.
This Extended course is equivalent to 3 A Levels
The BTEC National is a flexible, up to date vocational course. This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in Health, via higher education to access graduate-led occupational areas. It has been designed as an in-depth study of the health and social care sector.
1 Human Lifespan Development
2 Working in Health and Social Care
3 Anatomy and Physiology
4 Research in Health and Social Care
5 Meeting individual and support needs
6 Work experience *
7 Principles of Safe Practice
8 Promoting Public Health
9 Physiological Disorders
10 Understanding Mental Well being
11 Assessing Children’s Development Support Needs
12 Psychological Perspectives
13 Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs
Merit in BTEC Health and Social Care if taken, GCSE 4 in Health and Social Care if taken.
This course allows the student to learn independently, to research actively and methodically, to give presentations and to be active group members. Students also develop skills in reading technical texts, effective writing, analytical skills and being able to prepare for assessment methods used in degrees.
* Students who choose this course will undertake a mandatory placement of one half day a week in a chosen health or care setting. A DBS check is required.