Health & Social Care

BTEC Course

Why should I study Health and Social Care at Moor Park?

At Moor Park you can study Health and Social Care alongside other A Levels to create the best combination for your interests. When you do Health and Social Care level 3 you will study a range of units and complete 100 hours mandatory work experience in three different settings including:

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Elderly

BTECs provide a practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a theoretical background, giving learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment.

What will the course involve?

The Edexcel level 3 BTEC Award and Certificate consist of a number of mandatory units, some of which are internally assessed and completed as coursework and some of which are externally assessed and taken as examinations.

Year 12
You will complete the AWARD in Year 12. This is equivalent to one A Level. It includes two mandatory units, one externally assessed unit and one internally assessed unit as well as some optional specialist units, which will also be internally assessed. You will be provided with 360 GLH.

Year 13
You will top up and add to the foundation set in year 12. You will complete the CERTIFICATE resulting in the equivalent of two A Levels by the end of year 13. To do this you will complete a further 360 GLH, take another exam and complete further internally assessed units both mandatory and optional. At this stage you will be prepared to progress into specific occupational areas either via Higher Education or directly into the workplace.

How will I be assessed?

There are mandatory / core units and optional units. The majority of the course is assessed through internal assessments created by the school. There are also two externally assessed units taken as exams and one externally set task assessed in class and marked externally.

Where does this course lead?

Studying Health and Social Care provides a multitude of career opportunities with progression routes into diverse, exciting and rewarding professions in this sector such as mental health nursing, social work, midwifery and many more! When combined with other subjects it can provide a springboard to any university degree or Foundation Degree, whether in an appropriate vocational discipline or not.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

To study the BTEC level 3 in Health and Social Care you will need at least five C’s at GCSE.

Exam Board: Edexcel