West Lakes Academy - Sixth Form Course Guide

Health & Social Care PEARSON BTEC LEVEL 3 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Specific entry requirements At least 5 GCSE passes at grades 9-5 (minimum grade 4s in English and science). At least a 5/Merit in health and social care if taken at GCSE. Content of the course BTEC National Extended Certificate (one A Level equivalent): This Level 3 qualification consists of three core units plus three optional specialist units that you will study over two years. The units you will studyare: • Developing Effective Communication • Equality, Diversity & Rights • Health, Safety & Security • Development through Life Stages • Anatomy & Physiology • Sociological & Psychological Perspectives During the course you will complete two weeks in a work based placement, these range fromsettings such as hospitals and residential care homes to primary schools. For more information visit http://www.edexcel.com/ quals/nationals10/hsc How is the course assessed? Our new BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care useacombinationof assessment styles togivestudents confidence they can apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace – and have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses and throughout their career. The range of vocational assessments means students canshowcase their learningandachievements to best effect when they take their next step, whether that’s supporting applications to higher education courses or potential employers. Is this course for you and where could it take you? This course is designed to provide you with a specialist work-related qualification. The course is perfectly suited to anyone interested in entering the various health and social professions. This qualification uses work experience as a focal point and enables learning to be as active, practical and work-related as possible. Alongside this, it provides robust opportunities for you to gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas relating to health and social care. As a vocational course, a health and social care qualification enables you to continue your studies in further or higher education, university courses include nursing, social work, teaching, midwifery and manymore. Or alternatively you may start a career in the caring professions. Contact Please contact Mr R Harrington harringtonr@westlakesmat.org.uk West Lakes Academy - Sixth Form 23