Health & Social Care BTEC

Do you have a desire to help people? This course is for those who can see themselves working with a range of different people such as those with mental health needs, vulnerable adults or children, learning difficulties, caring for the elderly or disabled, or those who have had an accident or experience trauma.

Course Overview
Year 1

Unit 1 - Building positive relationships in health and social care: This unit explores the different relationships that you will encounter within the health and social care sector.

Unit 2 - Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care: This unit will help you to understand the implications of diversity on practice and also the effects of discriminatory practice on individuals who require care or support.

Unit 3 - Health, safety and security in health and social care: You will learn the importance of a safe working environment for service users and providers and how to respond to different incidents and emergencies.          

Year 2

Unit 4    Anatomy and physiology for health and social care: This unit explores the basic structure and functions of the body systems, including cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive systems and well-known diseases and disorders.

Unit   17 Supporting people with mental health conditions: This explores the meaning of mental health and mental health needs. You will learn the main types of mental health conditions, how these may affect the life of the individual, and different ways that the person may be supported to promote their mental wellbeing.

Unit 24 Public health: Through this unit you will develop an understanding of the ways public health and wellbeing is promoted in order to benefit society as a whole and to reduce health inequalities. 

Progression

Cambridge Technicals provide a strong base for progression to university, apprenticeships or work and are recognised for UCAS tariff points.

Careers

Mental health nursing, social worker, paramedic, children’s nurse, teacher, play worker, child protection, dementia support, health promotion, adult nursing, counsellor, therapist, A&E nurse, care work (learning difficulties, elderly, dementia)

Health and Social Care is a vocational course for students who want to work with people.

Year 13 student

Key Facts

Qualification type:

BTEC - Level 3 Cambridge Technical (equivalent to 1 A level)

Additional entry requirements:

Minimum grade C in 5+ GCSEs including English

Assessment:
3 portfolios – coursework
3 Exams
Opportunities for work-related activities:

You will be required to volunteer at a range of health and social care settings throughout year. We will visit the mental health museum and have a range of guest speakers.

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