BTEC Health & Social Care Level 3 (Edexcel)

Course Requirements (Edexcel syllabus)

Course Specification: BTEC National Level 3 Extended Certificate

Grade Merit or higher in Level 2 Health and Social Care or 5 GCSE grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics.

Year 1

Unit 1 - Human lifespan development – Written exam externally marked – Learners cover physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the human lifespan and the factors affecting development and the effects of aging.

Unit 5 – Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs – assignment set (internally assessed) – Learners focus on the principles and practicalities that underpin meeting individuals care and support needs.

Year 2

Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care – Written exam externally  marked  –  Learners  explore  what  it  is  like  to work in the Health and Social Care sector, including roles and responsibilities of workers and organisations.

Unit 14 – Physiological disorders and their care. – assignment set (internally assessed) – Learners will explore different types of physiological disorders, how they are diagnosed and the types of appropriate treatment and the support that service users may encounter.

Assessment Information

2 written exams – externally assessed/marked, plus 2 internally set tasks (coursework assignments) – internally assessed.

Future Pathways

Career in the health and social care sector – for example – midwife, nurse, paramedic, teacher, police officer, nursery assistant, day care assistant etc.

Entry to Higher Education – for example - degree in nursing, midwifery, teaching etc.

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