Health and Social Care

The Health and Social Care sector is the largest employer in this country. There are a wide range of further education courses which lead on from this course as well as an extensive variety of job roles and opportunities in this sector. Coursework is flexible and gives choice to the student on areas of the subject they are most interested in. 

 

Where can this course lead?

Students with a BTEC in Health and Social Care typically go on to work in a diverse variety of fields. As well as expected careers such as Nursing,Midwifery and Social Work, a qualification in Health and Social Care also allows for careers in a range of other social and health care settings e.g. teaching and speech therapy.

What do students think? 

  • “I’ve really enjoyed BTEC Health and Social Care. It’s given me a much better understanding of health and social care settings and a greater awareness of careers in this field. We use a range of interesting case studies of service users and apply what we’ve learned in class to these service users as part of our coursework.” 
  • “The teachers make the lessons fun and challenging but are always there for guidance to help you succeed.” 
  • “I really enjoyed the coursework, finding out about different practitioners and how the different health care services work.” 

 

Who could be teaching me?

  • Ms Adams has a wealth of experience in teaching A Level students and has sucessfully led the course for a number of years, with students gaining some excellent results.
  • Mrs Baker has over 15 years’ experience in teaching Health and Social Care.

Student Destinations

  • Charlotte studies Health and Social Care at University of Chester and a number of students have used this course to access degrees in Nursing and Midwifery at university over the last few years.
  • Sophie is currently studying Occupational Health at Salford University

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in English

Grade 5 in Science

Assessment

Exam Board - Eduqas

Assessment

50% Exam

50% Coursework

When?

50% Year 12

50% Year 13

Average Class Size?

8