The Green School Sixth Form

Health and Social Care

Head of Faculty: Ms A White

BTEC Quality Nominee: Miss R Rose

Health & Social Care will prepare you for a career in one of the wide range of related professions. 

Please watch the subject video below for further information.

The BTEC course has a very strong focus on the health and well-being of individuals within society. 

It is designed to stimulate and challenge students. It is assessed through a combination of internal assignments and external exams. These activities are enjoyable, interactive and suitable for all learning styles.  

How will it be assessed?

 BTEC National Extended Certificate—two-year linear course. Board: EDEXCEL.

The BTEC Extended Certificate is a level 3 qualification equivalent to one A-Level  (4 units).

  • Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development (External Exam)
  • Unit 2- Working in Health & Social Care  (External Exam)
  • Unit 5 - Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Unit 14 - Physiological Disorders

BTEC National Diploma—two-year linear course. Board: EDEXCEL.

The BTEC Diploma is a level 3 qualification equivalent to two A-Levels   (8 units).

  • Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development (External Exam)
  • Unit 2- Working in Health & Social Care  (External Exam)
  • Unit 4 - Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care (Externally assessed)
  • Unit 5 - Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Unit 7 - Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 8 - Promoting Public Health
  • Unit 14 - Physiological Disorders
  •   Unit  19 - Nutritional Health  

Both qualifications are graded as a P (Pass), M (Merit) or D (Distinction). 

Where will it lead?

A BTEC in Health & Social Care will enable you to enter into employment at various levels in the Health and Social Care sector such as; nursing, midwifery, social work or Early Years Teaching.

The BTEC level 3 qualification is equivalent to A-level standard and will fulfil UCAS entry requirements to study for  Health and Social Care related degrees at University.

Enrichment opportunities

Students will have a range of opportunities including participation at conferences, trips and visiting speakers. Work experience opportunities are available in a number of different Health and Social Care settings.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Grade 4.

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