Health & Social Care BTEC
Course delivery:Classroom based
Course duration?2 Year(s)
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The one A level equivalent, BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care, will be studied over 2 years. This pathway will consist of 4 units of study; 2 of these units are assessed internally and validated by BTEC and 2 are assessed externally. This qualification is designed to provide a broad basis of study for the health and social care sector and is designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels offered by the school. Units 1, 2 and 5 are mandatory units which must be included in the programme of study. The final optional unit of study is chosen by the school.
The two A level equivalent, BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care, will be studied over 2 years. In this case students will complete 8 units of study, 6 mandatory units and 2 optional units chosen by the school. It again supports access to a range of higher education courses if taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate level 3 qualifications. For example, students may wish to study the National Diploma alongside an A level such as sociology, psychology or a science subject.
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