BTEC LEVEL 3 Subsidiary in Health and Social Care
The course is a natural progression on to a multitude of University degrees. It is well respected as much of what we learn on the course is the foundation of social care, Health and Early Years degrees. Destinations last year included Paramedic Science, Adult, Child Nursing, Midwifery, Mental Health Nurse and Learning Disabilities Nursing.
Some of our students last year chose to follow an Employment route. Every student who chose to follow this path was able to gain a job in their chosen field. An example of some of the roles were Health Care Assistant Addenbrookes Hospital, Learning Support Assistant, Early Years Support worker and Learning Disabilities key worker.
The course does not have any external exams and is based upon you completing different assignments with a variety of tasks that test your ability to work to a deadline, present to an audience, work in teams, develop leadership and decision making skills through leading projects and supporting younger students and service users in the community.
On average there are 3 assignments per unit. Units explore different subject areas such as, communication, ethics, physiology, psychology, sociology, safeguarding and Health and Safety to name but a few. Each assignment will be evidenced in different ways. For some assignments you will be asked to write a report but for others you will take part in an activity and/or group presentation, work in pairs to promote an area of health education for younger children, create wall displays and take part in a “Back in Time for Tea” project at a local residential home.
You will need to do between 100-300 hours work experience at different placements. Last year, for example, students did this in residential settings, schools, doctor surgeries, peer mentoring, 1:1 academic support, primary schools, support groups, a local hospice and two local Hospitals.
Why choose Haverhill Community Sixth Form to do your BTEC Health and Social Care?
- Staff with extensive experience in the sector ensuring you get the contextual understanding of what it takes to be a practitioner in the field.
- Every week students are able to book in for 1:1 tutorials and small study groups focussed on a particular subject area.
- Placements are carried out throughout the year and we ensure that you gain a wide experience in different areas and age groups.
- We have a proven track record of excellent results.
If you wish to discuss anything in more detail do not hesitate to contact Miss Aldous or the sixth form team.