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BTEC HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Extended Certificate
(SINGLE Award)





 Four GCSEs at Grade 4 and above. Grade 3 or above in English Language at GCSE. Students wishing to follow a fully BTEC/vocational pathway may be accepted with 3-4 GCSEs at Grade 4 and above, however, this will be considered on an individual basis.

The Single Award is equivalent to one A' level.

The intention of BTEC Health and Social Care is to ensure that each student has the opportunity to understand the wide range of opportunities within the field, as well as preparing students for future employment. The Health and Social Care course is a vocational qualification which takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The course equips students with a sound, specialist and realistic understanding of how to meet the needs of individuals using services and specialist equipment, whilst challenging stereotypes and discrimination. The study of care values is at the heart of Health and Social Care which develops skills such as empathy, compassion, commitment, tolerance and empowerment. This enables our students to become educated citizens and contributes to society in a positive way. The curriculum within Health and Social Care supports the ethos within the school as the subject is broad, balanced and relevant to the needs of students and employers. The curriculum challenges students to think abstractly, work collaboratively and problem solve to develop curiosity and the desire for knowledge. The course is designed so that the units build upon each other as the students grow in confidence. This allows the students to embed their knowledge whilst giving opportunities to put into practice what they learn. This ensures they develop their technical skills, which they can they apply to real life scenarios through case studies and local community contexts.

Curriculum Lead

Ms S Baggaley


Curriculum Plan Cyclical Curriculum Plan Health and Social Care 2023 - 2024.docx
Curriculum Overview 9781446938003_BTEC_Nat_ExCert_HSC_AG_Spec_Iss3C.pdf
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Learning Journey

Health and Social KS5.pptx