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Sixth Form

Health & Social Care

Course Title: 


BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

Exam Board:



What is it all about?


Health and social care is about developing a range of transferable skills essential to any future job role. Students study and investigate the ways in which caring professionals and services meet the needs of the individuals they support. You will learn about how people develop throughout the lifespan, the skills and qualities required to work in the caring professions and carry out in depth research into the diagnosis and treatment of illness and disease. There will be opportunities to work in a variety of ways in the classroom including individual research, group tasks, projects and presentations. Students will be expected, under the guidance of staff, to take responsibility for their own learning and to produce their work by agreed deadlines.


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How will I be assessed?


  • Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development – external exam
  • Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care – external exam
  • Unit 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs – internal assessment
  • Unit 14 Physiological Disorders and their Care – internal assessment

What are the entrance requirements?


No specific entry requirements are needed other than those generally required for the Sixth Form, though an interest in health and social care issues is important. Written communication is important and therefore a good standard of written English is essential. Due to the nature of the internally assessed portfolio, exemplary organisational skills and an ability to carry out in-depth research is crucial.

What skills do I need?


Successful students demonstrate exemplary organisation and time management, self-direction and motivation. You will be a skilled researcher, excellent at meeting deadlines and supportive of those around you.

Future prospects?


Students progress to university to study a range of related and unrelated subject areas. Students may also commence apprenticeships or enter employment. While the caring professions and emergency services might be obvious choices of careers for our students, taking health and social care will in no way limit you to these areas only.

What do our students say?


  • Health and social care allows you to learn about all different types of people and how to meet their needs.


  • Health and social care is good because you learn in detail lots of aspects of the care system.


This presentation from Miss Heyes, Head of Social Sciences, looks at the Health & Social Care course, what units and topics you will cover and what typical lessons are like

Coast and Vale Learning Trust

About Coast and Vale Learning Trust

The Coast and Vale Learning Trust in Scarborough aims to improve education in the locality through establishing coherent and collaborative practice across schools and other educational institutions in the area.

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