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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals

Foundation Diploma 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 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care is a one-year, full-time course that gives a coherent study of the sector. It is intended as an Applied General qualification, and is equivalent in size to 1.5 A Levels. 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.

No prior study of the sector is needed, but learners should normally have a range of achievement at Level 2 in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications.

Progression Opportunities

Learners are able to progress to the Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

The BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care is generally taken longside other qualifications as part of a 2-year programme of learning. Learners will be able to choose to progress to a wide range of degree programmes.

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
  • AssessmentFour Mandatory Units, two Optional Unit
  • UCAS Points Maximum of 84 Points | equivalent in size to 1.5 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

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 7: Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

Written Assignment

Learners explore the importance of safe working practices, safeguarding procedures and responding to emergency situations in health and social care settings.

 

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.

 

Unit 11: Psychological Perspectives

Written Assignment

Learners explore key theoretical perspectives that have been put forward on psychological and physical development and how they are applied in different health and social care settings.

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