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 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.

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. There are also opportunities for students to deliver workshops to local primary school children as part of the College’s peer mentoring schemes.

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. For further information about nursing, please click the following link: Nursing Information

Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

Development Through the Life Stages

Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Physiological Disorders

Summary 

The course provides excellent preparation for further study at University or in employment, and is an excellent grounding for anyone interested in working with people of a variety of ages, in a range of settings from: babies and children, to people with special needs or learning difficulties, to families and young people and the elderly. If you have an approachable, trustworthy, enthusiastic and compassionate nature, this is an ideal course for you.

We don’t expect you to do any preparation as such for September, but you could gain some invaluable experience by volunteering in a care setting over the summer break so that you can apply your knowledge gained to aspects of the course.

Study Level

BTEC Subsidiary Certificate

Exam Board

Pearson

Contact Details

Mr A Logan

Head of Department

a_logan@sjd.ac.uk