Health & Social Care (BTEC)

Course Summary:

Health and Social Care Level 3 BTEC is a 2 year course that is ideal if you enjoy helping people, or want to work with vulnerable children, elderly citizens, teenagers or people with disabilities. This course is a great option if you’re good at coursework and enjoy learning through practical and hands-on tasks. Dedicated tutors will arrange visits from professional experts and support you to access work experience to enhance your learning.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • Kings College London – Psychology
  • The University of Salford – Sociology
  • The University of Stafford – Law
  • MMU – Psychology
  • MMU – Primary Education with QTS

Career destinations:

  • Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Paramedic
  • Midwifery

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements to study this course, but an interest in health and social care is preferred.

Assessment Method:

70% Coursework
30% Exam

The Extended Project:

We offer Pre-Teaching and First Aid Enrichment classes. These short courses help with university and job applications. In addition, we run a Workshop ‘drop in’ session for grade improvement or to catch up on coursework.

There is also a Heart-start  training course in emergency life support for all students.

Student Case Studies:

Ashley Robinson

Ashley Robinson

“I enjoy Health & Social Care because the teachers are very friendly and are always happy to help with problems. Also the topics covered in the course are varied and interesting and very suitable for the career I have in mind for the future. I hope to go on to university after College and study to become a paramedic.”

Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson

“I like this subject because it offers a wide variety of topics such as biology, communication and personal and professional development. So it really prepares you for the big wide world! It is a friendly environment here and appropriate for all types of study. When I leave College I plan to go on to university to study Nursing and then proceed to a course in midwifery.”