Health & Social Care


Aimed at learners who want to pursue a career in the health and social care sector with the emphasis on the nursing; midwifery; social work, and support worker.

The BTEC qualification consists of eight mandatory units plus optional units to produce a combined total of 180 credits for the completed qualification. Learning is active and practical. Courses are assessed via both coursework and exams.

Subjects are varied and include Public Health, Communication, Life Span Development, Counselling Skills, Food Nutrition, Sociology and Psychology. You will spend one day a week on work placement gaining up-to-date industry experience.

Imogen Hawkes, Level 3 Health and Social Care.
“There are great teachers who are always willing to help you. The course has some interesting units that will be useful in the future.”
What would you say to anyone thinking of doing the course?
“If you’re interested in a career in nursing or healthcare, this course is better than taking A Levels as it is more practical and gives you the chance to do work placement in your possible career area.”


You will spend approximately four days per week working in industry in a social care, care or health setting with a recognised local employer. This hands-on training will develop important skills such as working with others, communication, and initiative whilst enhancing knowledge and your practical ability to work with care clients. One day per week will be spent at College or an assessor will visit you at your setting where learning will be varied and creative. You will be continually assessed at both College and in the workplace. You will also need to produce a portfolio of evidence.

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