Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3

Level BTEC


What will I study?

You will study human lifespan development and meeting individual needs and support needs; also physiological disorders and their care. You will learn the theoretical basis for providing good quality care, examining how practitioners use legislation, policies, and communication to implement professional practice. Coursework is based around applying knowledge learnt to a Health and Social Care setting so is very vocational. The College can help to place students in work experience placements. Some second year students may have the option of a hospital placement at Brighton and Sussex University Hospital.

Is this course right for me?

This course is ideal for students planning on a career within health and social care. The BTEC Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A level (2 years) and students must have a commitment to continued assessment via course work. Work experience will be required of all students regardless of level of study. The elements that usually supply the greatest areas of challenge are the unit on Anatomy and Physiology and the sheer amount of coursework. You must be very organised. Students will need to manage multiple assignments for possibly 1-3 teachers at the same time so being organised is very important. There will be at least 2 exams plus coursework. Complementary subjects are Medical Science, Psychology, Sociology, Biology.

Where next?

This subject is ideal for progression onto vocational degrees or apprenticeships such as nursing, midwifery, teaching, social work, mental health and counselling. It also provides an excellent foundation for anyone going directly into a health or social care related career.

Minimum entry requirements

C/4 in English Language GCSE or C/4 in English Literature. Please make sure that you have also looked at and understand the overall entry requirements to study at BHASVIC. These are available here and outline the GCSE grades you need to take up one of the Programmes of Study at the college.