Are you interested in a career working and caring for others, and using your skills and knowledge to enhance their well being? Then Health and Social care is the course for you!

There are a number of ways in which our BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care can be studied. The information below shares some of the topics you will study. These increase based on the qualification level you choose. Work placements support you to find out more about a range of roles in this rewarding sector, and put your skills and knowledge into action.

Topics include:

- Human lifespan development

- Health psychology

- Physiological disorders and their care

- Meeting individual care and support needs

- Supporting individuals with additional needs

 

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma allows you to study all of the topics detailed above, and develop your knowledge. Studying this two A Level equivalent will deepen your understanding of a range of topics, and includes a work placement element. This is an ideal option if you know you want to progress to a career in the field. For example, you could combine with a Science subject which would allow you to pursue routes in Nursing or Paramedical Science. In year 2, you will choose to pursue either the Social or Health branch of this qualification, depending on your career path or desired university course.

 

If you are on a two or three A Level equivalent for the BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification then in year two you will need to decide on which of the specialist routes you will take.

 

The information below details the additional units you will study if you opt for the health route:

- Personal and professional development in the sector

- Public health

- Physiology of fluid balance

- Physiological disorders

- Physical sciences for health

 

The information below details the additional units you will study if you opt for the social route:

- Personal and professional development in the sector

- Values and planning health and social care

- Caring for children and young people

- Complementary therapies

- Caring for individuals with additional needs

- Dementia care

 

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General entry criteria applies. 

The Health and Social Care sector offers some incredibly rewarding possibilities, working in roles where you can make a real difference to the lives of others. Our highly qualified and supportive staff will support you to gain the knowledge needed for success. Along with your knowledge, you will develop a range of work ready skills. Teaching is highly engaging, using role plays and discussions to develop your confidence and prepare you for success academically and in your future career! This is supported with work experience opportunities, and a range of visiting speakers to help inspire you.

There are a huge range of possibilities. You may opt to progress to degrees such as Nursing or Social Work. Some students opt to move on to direct employment in the caring profession.

Good to Know

The health route is particularly popular with students who want to work in Nursing (adult, child, learning disability and mental health), Midwifery or Occupational Therapy. 

The social route is particularly popular with students who want to work in Counselling and Psychology, Disability Studies, Art Therapy, Youth and Community Work, Social Work, Health and Social Care, Primary Teaching, Childhood Studies, Speech and Language Therapy.