BTEC Health & Social Care
BTEC Health and Social Care offers a broad basis of study for the health and social care sector. It is a highly successful course which stretches students and gives then 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 because it is more vocational in approach, developing skills as well as knowledge. It's an ideal course for students who are more adept to continuous assessment through coursework.
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 four units of work, split evenly across two years. The course covers a number of topics including human lifespan development, meeting individual care and support needs and working in health and social care. Students are assessed through coursework and examinations.
Work experience is a great way of making you aware of the demands and benefits of working in health and social care and we recommend 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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