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Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
45-65 Oaks Lane, Newbury Park
Ilford, IG2 7PQ

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care

Examining Body: EDEXCEL/Pearson Specification No: 601/7194/7


Entry Requirements:

Merit BTEC Health & Social Care (if studied)

Synopsis of Content:

This qualification has been designed as a two-year, full-time study programme for learners who are intending to go onto further study in a related sector. It supports access to a range of higher education courses if taken as part of a programme of study that includes another BTEC or A Level alongside it. Equivalent in size to two A Levels. 8 units of which 6 are mandatory and 3 are external. Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (46%).

Unit no. Unit title Type How assessed
1 Human Lifespan Development Mandatory External
2 Working in Health and Social Care Mandatory External
4 Enquiries into current research in Health and Social Care Mandatory External
5 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs Mandatory Internal
7 Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care Mandatory Internal
8 Promoting Public Health Optional Internal
7 Work Experience in Health and Social Care Optional Internal
14 Sociological Perspectives Optional Internal
11 Psychological perspectives Optional Internal
16 Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs Optional Internal
18 Physiological Disorders and their Care Optional Internal
23 Nutritional Health

Assessment Methods / Teaching Methods and Resources

External exams. Internal Assignments

Suitability for Combination

Psychology, Sociology, Sciences, English

Progression to Higher Education / Vocational Destinations

University Degree Nursing, Midwifery, Social work etc

Careers in Medicine, Health Care, Social Care.

Work and Manage in:

• Registered Care homes

• Hospitals and primary care trusts

• Nursing homes

• Health centres

Ms R Sangha – Social Science Team Leader


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