Health and Social Care course develops the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career or further study in a related area.
There are many career options following successful completion of the diploma, including nursing, social work and occupational therapy.
There is a strong emphasis on developing employment skills that will be useful in any area of work. Examples of topics studied are developing communication skills, equality and diversity, promoting health education, anatomy, physiological disorders, and public health. Assessment is varied and includes evidence from work experience placements, presentations, role plays, written assignments and reflective diary entries. The course is excellent preparation for university level study or working life in an occupation within the health or social care sectors.
The Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 Diploma is the equivalent of 2 A Levels