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Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Certificate

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care

What will you be working towards?

Code 17
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Why study this subject?

Health and Social Care is the study of people and factors that influence health and development. Students will develop an understanding of development, how care values are used and the impact disease and illness can have on people. This subject is for those students who are interested in people and how as a society we support individual's rights in every stage of their lives.

Where can this course lead?

Students completing Health and Social Care often go on to university to study nursing, childcare studies or other Social Science degrees. This is a useful qualification for those interested in a career in the health and social care sector, including midwifery, nursing, health visitor and social worker.


How is this course assessed?

Unit 1: Human Lifespan development 1hr 30mins (25% of course)

Human growth and development through the life stages covering the development of humans from birth to death including physical, intellectual, emotional and social aspects. Factors that affect human growth and development covering the external factors that can impact on our lives. Effects of ageing.

Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care 1hr 30mins (34% of course)

The roles and responsibilities of people who work in the health and social care sector covering job roles, and responsibilities, multidisciplinary working and monitoring. The role of organisations covering issues that affect access, representation of service users, regulation and inspecting, responsibilities to staff. Working with people with specific needs including understanding how to support people with specific needs e.g physical and mental ill health.

Unit 5: Meeting individual care and support needs, coursework ( 25% of course)

Principles, values and skills that underpin care such as the care value base, personal skills and empathy. Ethical issues and the role of professionals including legislation. Principles of enabling care such as care plans, communication, personalisation.

Unit 11: Psychological perspectives, coursework (16% of the course)

How psychological perspectives contribute to understanding of human behaviour, managements and treatment of specific behaviour and how these perspectives are applied in health and social care.

How will it be delivered?

Entry requirements

Five standard passes at GCSE (at least a Grade 4). This must include at least a Grade 4 in English Language and Maths at GCSE.

Students will need to gain at least a Grade 4 in the subjects they would like to study at A Level.

Literature: requires at least a Grade 5 in English (Literature or Language).

Maths: requires at least a Grade 6 in maths.

Science Subjects:

• For those students who have studied Combined Science at least two Grade 5s will be required.

• For those students who have studied Triple Science at least two Grade 5s will be required with at least a Grade 5 in the science subject/s they wish to study at A Level.

Your next steps...

The Level 3 Extended Certificate will lead to degree courses in associated areas. Students could alternatively go into employment in a Health, Social Care and Early Years care related areas.


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