OCR Level 3

 The BTEC in Health and Social Care is a two year course equivalent to 3 A Levels. The course will lead to a highly specialized work-related qualification where you will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare you to progress to employment or continue to study in Higher Education.

How will I be assessed?

The course is 100% assessed by coursework.  Some will be assignments produced to meet criteria, there will be some practical assessments where opportunity arises and there will be some work undertaken under controlled conditions.

Career Path

  • Nursing degree (Adult, Children, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities)/Midwifery
  • Social Work/Social Care Work
  • Primary School Teaching
  • Children and Young Peoples Workforce
  • Allied Health professions e.g. Occupational Therapy
  • NHS Apprenticeships
  • Business Administration Apprenticeships
  • Customer Service sector

Unique Features

  • Opportunity to gain work experience with local employers
  • Tutors who have industry experience across a range of specialisms.
  • Development of employability skills valued by health and social care sector.
  • Close links with HE institutions with opportunities to visit for ‘taster’ days.
  • Close links with HE institutions with opportunities to visit for ‘taster’ days.

Units you could study

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • Psychological and Sociological Perspectives
  • Communicating in Care
  • Health and Safety in Care
  • Work Experience in Health and Social Care
  • Safeguarding Adults

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade C including English and / or Maths at a minimum of level 4.

A satisfactory enhanced DBS check will be essential.

“The support that you get off tutors is amazing as they are always willing to help if they can and encourage you to challenge yourself and meet your full potential.”
Meghan Haslam
2017- Business Administration Apprenticeship, 16-19 Education sector, Stockport MBC

“Health and Social Care opens the door to so many different occupations, and this is one reason why I decided to study it. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after college, but I knew I wanted to work in the healthcare sector, so studying this course, and going on different work placements, helped me decide what I wanted to do, post college.”
Georgina Storer
2017 – BSC Occupational Therapy – Sheffield Hallam