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What is BTEC Health & Social Care?
You will focus on health care, which looks at the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of health conditions, illness and injuries, and also social care, studying the care, protection or support for individuals who are at risk or in need.
If you are an approachable, trustworthy and enthusiastic person, this course may be for you.
What Will You Study?
All students will study:
- Human Lifespan Development
- Care Values
- Working in Health and Social Care
- Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs
If you are studying the Diploma or Extended Diploma you will also study:
- Work Experience (minimum of 100 hours in settings, including Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.)
- Principles in Safe Practice
- Promoting Public Health
- Enquiries in current research
In addition to all of the above, if you are studying the Extended Diploma you will also study:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Physiological Disorders
If you apply for any of our Health and Social Care courses, you will have the opportunity to be considered for either of the T-Level Health pathways, including NHS Careers Plus.
- Aldworth, C., Matthews, N., Hocking, S. (2016). BTEC National Health and Social Care Student Book 2. London: Pearson Education Limited
- Beckett, C. Taylor, H. (2019). Human Growth and Development 4th ed. London: Sage Publications Inc
- Billingham, M., Davenport, P., Haworth, E., Matthews, N., Talman, H., Stretch, B., (2016). BTEC National Health and Social Care Student Book 1. London: Pearson Education Limited
- Mackereth, C., Brown, J. (2015). Promoting Public Health and Mental Wellbeing: Principles into Practice. 8th ed. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- Moule, P. (2018). Making sense of research in nursing, health and social care. London: Sage Publications Inc
- Walsh, M. (2016). Anatomy & Physiology for Health and Social Care: An ABC Guide for Students. London: Createspace Independent Pub
- Walsh, M. (2016). Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs: An ABC Guide for Students. London: Createspace Independent Pub
What Next after Health and Social Care BTEC?
Studying Health and Social Care will enable you to progress into Higher Education to pursue many different careers.
Extended diploma enables progression in to the following careers due to the focus on Human Biology:
- Nursing (adult, child, mental health)
- Occupational Therapy
- Paramedic Practice
The Diploma or Extended Certificate combined with other relevant subjects supports progression into careers such as:
- Social care
- Social work
- Speech and Language Therapist
- Health care worker
Alternatively, you may choose to progress into a related apprenticeship or training position or study another subject at a degree level.
At least five 4s at GCSE including at least a 4 in English Language or Maths.
NOTE: Completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service Application (DBS) is compulsory as gaining work experience with a range of vulnerable client groups is an essential requirement of the diploma and extended diploma courses.
BTEC Extended Certificate is equivalent to 1 A-Level
BTEC Diploma, this is equivalent to 2 A-Levels
BTEC Extended Diploma, this is equivalent to 3 A-Levels
What other subjects go well with this subject?
BTEC Applied Science, Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Criminology and Core Maths.
Have you considered a Mixed Programme? Find out more about the combination of courses you can study at Newman but clicking here.
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