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BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care

We offer two  qualifications at The Arnewood School:

> Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Health and Social Care (equivalent to an AS over 1 year).

> Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (equivalent to one A Level over 2 years).

Year 12 

Two mandatory units:

> Human Lifespan Development

> Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Year 13

One mandatory unit Working in Health & Social Care

Two optional units out of:

> Psychological Perspectives

> Sociological Perspectives

> Physiological Disorders & their Care

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade 5 and above which should include English.

Examination arrangements and weightings

For both courses there is 50% external assessment in the form of examinations along with 50% internal assessment in the form of coursework. The unit grades are awarded: Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Recommended support materials and revision guides

The course follows the Edexcel syllabus for which the department provides the appropriate books and other resources in our classroom.

Careers

What can I do after I’ve completed the course?

BTEC Health and Social Care provides an excellent foundation for students intending to pursue careers in any area of the health professions including nursing, midwifery, occupational health, social care work with the elderly and people with physical and mental disabilities and working with young children in the preschool and nursery sector as well as teaching.

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