Health & Social Care BTEC

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code KE24
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Equivalent in size to one A level and UCAS points awarded as with A levels.  Assignments, units and final marks will be awarded as:  Pass (E), Merit (C), Distinction (A), Distinction* (A*).

From September 2017 the school will offer BTEC Level 3 National qualifications in Health and Social Care.  The qualifications offered will be equivalent to one A level or two A levels

Details

The one A level equivalent, BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care, will be studied over 2 years.  This pathway will consist of 4 units of study; 2 of these units are assessed internally and validated by BTEC and 2 are assessed externally.  This qualification is designed to provide a broad basis of study for the health and social care sector and is designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels offered by the school. Units 1, 2 and 5 are mandatory units which must be included in the programme of study.  The final optional unit of study is chosen by the school.

The two A level equivalent, BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care, will be studied over 2 years.    In this case students will complete 8 units of study, 6 mandatory units and 2 optional units chosen by the school. It again supports access to a range of higher education courses if taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate level 3 qualifications.  For example, students may wish to study the National Diploma alongside an A level such as sociology, psychology or a science subject.

 

How will it be delivered?

One A level

The one A level equivalent, BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care, will be studied over 2 years. This pathway will consist of 4 units of study; 2 of these units are assessed internally and validated by BTEC and 2 are assessed externally. This qualification is designed to provide a broad basis of study for the health and social care sector and is designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels offered by the school. Units 1, 2 and 5 are mandatory units which must be included in the programme of study. The final optional unit of study is chosen by the school. 

Units of Study

Title

1  Mandatory

Human Lifespan Development (externally assessed)

2  Mandatory

Working in Health and Social Care (externally assessed)

5 - Mandatory

Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (internally assessed)

Optional Unit

Chosen by King Edward VII School (internally assessed)

 

Two A Levels

The two A level equivalent, BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care, will be studied over 2 years. In this case students will complete 8 units of study, 6 mandatory units and 2 optional units chosen by the school. It again supports access to a range of higher education courses if taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate level 3 qualifications. For example, students may wish to study the National Diploma alongside an A level such as sociology, psychology or a science subject.

Units of Study

Title

1  Mandatory

Human Lifespan Development (externally assessed)

2  Mandatory

Working in Health and Social Care (externally assessed)

4  Mandatory

Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care (externally assessed)

5  Mandatory

Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (internally assessed)

7  Mandatory

Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care (internally assessed)

8  Mandatory

Promoting Public Health (internally assessed)

Optional Units

The 2 optional units will be chosen by King Edward VII School

 

 

 

Entry requirements

The course of study prescribed by this specification can reasonably be undertaken by candidates entering this vocational area for the first time. Grade 4 in 2 sciences required. However, students need to be aware that for some university courses, GCSE grade 5 or above may be required. Progression through Advanced Level will provide a suitable basis for further study in related subjects in Higher Education as well as a valuable preparation for careers in any area of Health and Social Care.

TO ENSURE YOUR SUBJECT CHOICES FIT INTO THE TIMETABLE PLEASE SEE OUR BLOCKING TIMETABLE BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW. SUBJECTS SHOULD BE CHOSEN IN DIFFERENT BLOCKS TO ENSURE AVOID ANY CLASHES

https://www.kes.sheffield.sch.uk/s/Y12-Subject-Blocks-2021-22-Version-2.pdf

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