BTEC Health and Social Care
BTEC Health and Social Care offers a broad basis of study for the health and social care sector. This highly successful course will give you a varied insight into the world of health and social care and the importance of thought when dealing with vulnerable individuals. BTEC is different from A level course because it is more vocational in approach, developing skills as well as knowledge. It is ideal for students who are more adept at continuous assessment (coursework) as there are no external examinations.
What will I study?
BTEC Health and Social Care is the equivalent to one A level. During the length of the course you will study six units of work, split evenly across two years. The course covers a number of topics including communication and values, equality and diversity in the caring profession and the rights of individulas in care, human growth and development and health and safety in care.
Work experience is a great way of making you aware of the demands and benefits of working in health and social care mend that all students engage in at least one work placement over the duration of the course. Where possible, we offer trips to university nursing departments or other care settings. The College also welcomes visiting guest speakers from variety of health and social care professions.
Where might it lead?
The BTEC Health and Social Care course, when combined with A levels, offers an excellent route to university for a variety of degrees. Students have progressed to higher education or employment within nursing, midwifery, primary education, social work as well as many other areas where interaction with the public is a large part of the job.
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