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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals

Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

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Study Mode Full Time/Part Time

Course Information

  • Course Start September, January

Description

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care aims to provide an introduction the sector. It is for learners who are interested in learning about the health and social care sector as part of a balanced study programme. It is equivalent in size to one A Level. The qualification supports access to a range of higher education courses possibly, but not exclusively, in health and social care, if taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications. The qualification typically makes up one–third of a study programme.

The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education institutions as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses.

Assessment Information

  • Course Duration 1 Year Full Time
  • Course Start September, January
  • AssessmentThree Mandatory Units, One Optional Unit
  • UCAS Points Maximum of 56 Points | equivalent in size to 1 A Level

Unit Descriptions

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development

Written exam set and marked by Pearson. • 1.5 hours. • 90 marks

Enrol September for January Exams , Enrol January for May/June Exams

Learners cover physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the human lifespan, and the factors affecting development and the effects of ageing.

 

Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care

Written exam set and marked by Pearson. • 1.5 hours. • 80 marks

Enrol September for January Exams, Enrol January for May/June Exams

Learners explore what it is like to work in the health and social care sector, including the roles and responsibilities of workers and organisations.

 

Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Written Assignment

Enrol September for January Assessment, Enrol January for May/June Assessment

Learners focus on the principles and practicalities that underpin meeting individuals’ care and support needs, which are the foundation of all the care disciplines.

 

Unit 10: Sociological Perspectives

Written Assignment

Enrol September for January Assessment, Enrol January for May/June Assessment

Learners study the application of sociological approaches to health and social care, and explore social inequalities, demographic change, and patterns and trends in social groups.

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