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Christ the King Sixth Form College

Health & Social Care

BTEC Technical Advanced Certificate

What will I study?

This single A Level equivalent course is ideal if you are interested in a career in the Health and Social Care sector. You will learn about the Human Lifespan, Social Influences affecting Health and Well-Being, develop an insight into the importance of effective communication and Care Values, as well as learn about Legislations standardising professional practice.

Units covered include:

  • Human Lifespan Development (externally assessed)
  • Working in Health and Social Care (externally assessed)
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (internally assessed)
  • Physiological Disorders and their Care (internally assessed)

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).

How will I be assessed?

Assessment consists of two examinations (worth 50% of the final grade) that are assessed externally, and two coursework units (worth 50% of the final grade) that are assessed internally. Coursework units are assessed through written reports, research, the use of case studies, presentations and a variety of other tasks.

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

The course would allow progression into employment in fields such as being an assistant in care or education settings, or even a nursery nurse. It also supports progression to Higher Education where it would contribute to qualifications at degree level for careers that lead into Teaching, Nursing, Social Work, Youth Work, Childhood Studies, Midwifery, Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Sociology, Health Promotion or Health and Social Care administration. Students might also choose this course to develop personal skills and enhance their understanding of health and social care services.