Our curriculum is designed to make sure that students have the opportunities that they need to be successful. Our aim is that young people will achieve their potential to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives.

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Health & Social Care

BTEC Health and Social Care is a two-year extended certificate course. Choosing to study for a BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care qualification is a great decision to make for many reasons. It is an area to work in which gives many varied opportunities for you to make a difference to people’s lives in a positive way. At the same time, you are gaining skills that you can transfer to other professions later.


Health & Social Care

Levels Taught:

Post 16


Mrs S. Cummings – (HoD)
Mrs C. Edwards

Post 16:
(Subject/Topic Content)

The qualification is structured into mandatory units (ones you must do) and optional units (which the school will decide).

Year 13
Unit 1: Human Lifespan and Development (External Examination)
Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (Assignment)

Year 14
Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care (External Examination)
Unit 14: Physiological Disorders and their Care

Students on this course will be awarded credits for each unit of work studied and the success criteria ranges from a pass, merit or distinction all of which are equivalent to passes at A level.

Distinction = A
Merit = C
Pass = E