BTEC National Level 3 in Health and Social Care, Foundation Diploma
Health, Public Services and Care
This course is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels
The BTEC National is a flexible, up to date vocational course. This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education.
1 Human Lifespan Development
2 Working in Health and Social Care
3 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
4 Physiological Disorders and their Care
5 Principles of Safe Practice
6 Psychological Perspectives
Units 1 and 2 are externally assessed tasks.
The others are all coursework units which are assessed by teachers at school.
Merit in BTEC Health and Social Care if taken, GCSE 4 in Health and Social Care if taken
BTECs embody a learner centred approach to the curriculum with a focus on the holistic development of practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education. Students acquire knowledge, understanding and skills that will be recognised and valued.
Many students who choose this course go on to study for degrees in nursing, midwifery, social work, occupational therapy, paramedic practice or other health and social care related subjects.