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Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care
Mode of study Academic BTEC
Duration 1 Year
Campus English Bridge Campus
Start date 3 September 2019
Course code HSB-3C (1920)
  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language.

  • What does the course involve?

    You will study a combination of Biology, Nutrition, Sociology, Law and Ethics. This blend of subject areas allows cross over and complements other A Levels. It is a practical course that concentrates on allowing you to understand how theory underpins practice. Placements are a valuable component of the course in both years. This makes the subject vital preparation for many relevant university courses by providing:

    • Essential skills and knowledge for working in the field of health and 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
    • Placement in a setting such as a hospital, school and / or social care are to be chosen and organised by the student.
  • How is the course assessed?

    Assessment is by assignments marked internally. The large coursework component allows students to develop independent learning skills and spreads assessment evenly throughout the course. Criteria to work to in these assessments are clearly structured to ensure that all the grades are fully accessible and are designed to enable work to be presented in a variety of ways e.g. newspaper articles, essays, PowerPoint presentations and displays. A calendar of the assessments is provided to students ensuring they can plan and organise their time effectively.

  • Additional Notes

    This course is for students who wish to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required for Health, Social Care and Early Years. It is an ideal course for those looking to go into Teaching, Nursing, Social Work or to work in a related context.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. 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:

Katie Webb

Katie Webb

Health & Social Care BTEC (A Level Sociology and Psychology)
Previous school: St Dominic’s School

I have completed two placements at Shortwood Primary School as part of my studies. This has helped me to decide on my future aim of becoming a Primary School Teacher. I enjoy Health & Social Care as it helps me balance out my workload.

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Career Options

  • Nurses

    Up to £37,000

  • Health services and public health managers and directors

    Up to £54,000


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