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Christ the King Sixth Form College

Health & Social Care

BTEC Level 3 Technical Advanced Diploma

What will I study?

This course will provide students with an excellent opportunity to develop a good knowledge base and practical care skills for professions within Health and Social Care. You will acquire core and transferable skills for independent learning, effective communication, case study analysis, problem solving, report writing and team work. You will also develop an understanding of human anatomy and physiology, human needs, legislation and the diverse nature of care provision in the twenty-first century.

This is a 13 unit qualification that encompasses 5 mandatory units and 8 optional units. Units include:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Work Experience in Health and Social Care
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Sociological Perspectives

What do I need to study this course?

A minimum of 4 GCSEs (Grades 9-4) including English, or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Merit/Pass). In addition, students must be committed to carrying out 100 hours of work experience in the first year of study.

How will I be assessed?

Three units on this course will be externally assessed through examinations, which makes up 42% of the final result. All remaining units will be assessed and graded through reports, activities, a controlled assessment and a variety of other tasks.

Where will a BTEC Technical Advanced Diploma in Health and Social Care lead me?

Students progress on to degrees in Social Work, Paramedic Science, Occupational Therapy, Police, Probation Services, Midwifery, Youth and Community Work and all fields of Nursing. This course can also provide access to relevant apprenticeships in care.

“I chose Health and Social Care Level 3 because I plan to study Child Nursing at university. This course has helped me grow in terms of my academic skills and has provided me with the necessary tools to thrive in my future endeavours. The most useful skills I have gained include effective communication and the care qualities needed by social care professionals when delivering effective care provision.”