Health & Social Care Single Vocational A Level (BTEC Extended Certificate)

Course Description

Do you Care? Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives?
Then this course will enable you to develop both the knowledge and the practical skills required for working in the health or social care sectors. It will provide transferable knowledge and skills that prepare you for progression to university. Some of the transferable skills that are valued include the ability to:

• learn independently
• research actively and methodically
• give presentations and be an active group member

Entry Requirements

Students will be expected to have a minimum of two GCSEs at grade B/6 and three GCSEs at grade C/4 including English Language and Mathematics at grade 4. This course may be taken alongside A Level courses and may be more suited to learners with a strong profile of prior attainment in vocational studies.

Course Content

This course is for learners who are interested in learning about the health and social care sector and will provide an introduction to this sector.
The content of the qualification incorporates topics relevant across the health and social care sector and is a combination of external examinations and coursework:
• Human Lifespan Development
• Working in Health and Social Care
• Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Links with other subjects:
• Single Vocational A Level in Children’s Play, Learning and Development, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Social Work
• A Levels in Biology and Psychology, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Nursing
• A Levels in English and History, which could lead to a BA (Hons) in Primary Education

Future Career Opportunities

This will enable you to progress to a degree programme chosen from a range of programmes in the health and social care sector.
The diverse range of skills developed on the course equips you for a wide range of careers. Former students have progressed into nursing, social work, counselling, teaching, midwifery and mental health.
Each unit is applied to working in a range of care settings, ensuring you have a broad skill set to underpin work in health care. As a result the course will prepare you well for studies in health or social care. You will work both as an individual and in groups, and will develop confidence in your own ability to communicate in a variety of situations, preparing you for your future career.

Why Study at BSFC?

At BSFC you will benefit from a wide range of classroom activities and an engaging curriculum. Your teacher will guide you through your assessments and will provide thorough
feedback to help you improve your work. You will also have the opportunity to develop experience as a student mentor & complete additional qualifications such as first aid.