Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3


Overview

The Level 3 BTEC in Health and Social Care is managed and delivered by the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Health and Social Care aims to provide an introduction to the sector. It is for learners who are interested in learning about the health and social care sector as part of a balanced study programme. The qualification supports access to a range of higher education courses possibly, but not exclusively, in health and social care, if taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications.

All BTEC Nationals provide transferable knowledge and skills that prepare learners for progression to university. The transferable skills that universities value include:

  • The ability to learn independently
  • The ability to research actively and methodically
  • The ability to give presentations and be active group members

BTEC learners can also benefit from opportunities for deep learning where they are able to make connections among units and select areas of interest for detailed study. BTEC Nationals provide a vocational context in which learners can develop the knowledge and skills required for particular degree courses, including:

  • Reading technical texts
  • Effective writing
  • Analytical skills
  • Preparation for assessment methods used in degrees

Key Staff

Mr Hussain
Head of Health & Social Care


Curriculum

Tasks require students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a real-life scenario they are likely to encounter in the workplace. They provide students work based challenges, where they are faced with realistic work conditions and time-based pressures. Written exams take a practical approach to testing essential knowledge in test conditions.

Each BTEC Nationals unit is individually graded (Pass, Merit, Distinction) and contributes towards a learner's final qualification grade. Each unit contributes points proportionally to the overall grade. This allows students to gain recognition for strong performance in areas they excel. A learner's final grade is decided by their performance across the qualification, based on a combined total of points earned from assessments. However, students need to pass most (and in some cases, all) mandatory content to remain eligible for an overall qualification pass.


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care (720 GLH) 601/7194/7.

Equivalent in size to two A Levels.

8 units of which 6 are mandatory and 3 are external. Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (46%).

This qualification has been designed to account for two-thirds of a two-year, full-time study programme for learners who are intending to go onto further study in a related sector. It supports access to a range of higher education courses if taken as part of a programme of study that includes another BTEC or A Level alongside it.

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in health and social care
  • Enquiries into current research in health and social care
  • Meeting individual care and support needs
  • Principles of safe practice in health and social care
  • Promoting public health

(Choice of optional units)

  • Physiological disorders and their care
  • Work Experience in Health and Social Care
  • Sociological perspectives
  • Psychological perspective
  • Supporting Individuals with Additional needs
  • Physiological Disorders and their Care
  • Nutritional Health
  • The English Legal System
  • Employment Law
  • Aspects of Civil Liability Affecting Business
  • Aspects of Criminal Law Impacting on Business and Individuals
  • Work Experience in Business

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (1080 GLH) - 601/7198/4.

1080 GLH Equivalent in size to three A Levels

13 units of which 8 are Mandatory and 4 are external. Mandatory content (72%). External assessment (42%)

This qualification has been designed to be the only qualification in a two-year, full-time study programme; it is an in-depth study of the health and social care sector. It supports progression to health and social care related degrees.

  • Human lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Work Experience in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting Public Health

(Choice of optional units)

  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Sociological perspectives
  • Psychological perspective
  • Supporting Individuals with Additional needs
  • Physiological Disorders and their Care
  • Policy in Health and Social Care Caring for Individuals with Dementia
  • Assessing Children’s Development Support Needs
  • Nutritional Health Understanding Mental Wellbeing
  • Biochemistry for Health

Further Information

For further information regarding studying BTEC Health & Social Care at Heartlands Academy, please contact: Mr Hussain


Mr Hussain

Mr Hussain

Head of Social Sciences