Health & Social Care (Extended Certificate)
|Mode of study||Academic Cambridge Technicals|
|Campus||English Bridge Campus|
|Start date||5 September 2022|
|Course code||CTH-CX (2224)|
Who is it for?
This specialised course offers you the opportunity to undertake work placements for hands-on practical experience. This course has a strong practical element to it which ensures that you’ll be ready for a variety of careers in the caring professions.
Our expert and experienced teachers ensure that you learn the practical fundamentals of the course in a supportive environment to ensure that you achieve your full potential.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language
What does the course involve?
This specialised course offers you the opportunity to undertake work placements for hands-on practical experience. This course has a strong practical element to it which ensures you’ll be ready for a variety of careers in the caring professions. Our expert and experienced teachers will ensure you learn the practical fundamentals of the course in a supportive environment to ensure that you achieve your full potential.
You will study a combination of units and topics which include communication, health & safety, equality and diversity in the first year, and public health, anatomy and physiology and psychology in the second year.
This subject encompasses psychology, biology, sociology and law and this blend complements a range of other A Levels. This practical course concentrates on understanding how theory underpins practice; placements in a variety of settings are a valuable component of the course in both years.
Health & Social Care provides vital preparation for many relevant university courses by providing:
- Essential skills and knowledge for working in the field of health & social care, or those associated with it
- The ability to investigate ways of empowering individuals who use health & social care services
- Self-management skills by researching and applying your knowledge and understanding to real-life scenarios.
How is the course assessed?
50% Exam and 50% Coursework. The first year includes two exams and one coursework assignment. The second-year includes one exam and two coursework assignments.
Many students progress into university or employment, which includes study or work in: teaching, teaching assistants, nursing, social work, physical therapist, paramedic science, occupational therapy, art therapy and healthcare.
Placement opportunities are provided for students on this course in settings such as hospitals, schools and other social care settings. We have a dedicated placement co-ordinator who will work with you to arrange a suitable placement.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional two or three subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative vocational programme of study via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Health & Social Care BTEC (History, Sociology)
Previous Institution: The Priory School
I took Health & Social Care because I want to be a primary school teacher. It is an assignment based course, so there is less pressure and you get to do amazing placements for hands-on experience and I went to a primary school. I will be going to study BA Primary Education after College.
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