BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health & Social Care

Course Type – BTEC

Learners can select two optional units that cover the biological or sociological topics relevant to the different parts of the sector to support their progression to specialised degree programmes in the sector. To develop a better understanding of the demands of working in the sector and to demonstrate their commitment and interest in the sector when applying for further study, learners can choose to take a minimum of 100 hours’ work experience as part of the course.

Optional united allow learners to develop their interests in different parts of the sector and included:

  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Caring for Individuals with Addtional Needs
  • Physiological Disorders and their Care
  • Nutritional Health
  • Course Units

    Learners taking this qualification will study six mandatory units:

    • Human Lifespan Development
    • Working in Health and Social Care
    • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
    • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
    • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
    • Promoting Public Health
  • Modules

    Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development

    • Written exam set and marked by Pearson
    • 1.5 hours
    • 90 marks

    Unit 2: Working in Health & Social Care

    • Written exam set and marked by Pearson
    • 1.5 hours
    • 80 marks

    Unit 4: Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care

    • A tesk set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions.
    • Learners will be provided with a research article (Part A) four weeks prior to a supervised assessment period in order to carry out secondary research.
    • Learners should compile notes on their secondary research in monitored sessions of six hours scheduled by the centre.
    • The supervised assessment period (Part B) is undertaken in a single morning session of three hours.
    • Written submission
    • 65 marks
  • Entry Criteria

    5 GCSE Grade 4-9

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