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Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE Maths at Grade 5 or above.
GCSE English at Grade 5 or above.
Level 2 Merit or above in Level 2 BTEC Health and Social Care if studied or Grade 44 or above in GCSE Combined Science.

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Why study Level 3 Health and Social Care?

What will I study during the course duration?

The level 3 qualification is a mixture of biology, psychology, sociology as well as providing learners with an understanding of the health care sector. You will study the Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social developments of the Human lifespan.

How will I be assessed?

You will complete 4 units over the two years, two of which will be coursework assessed and the other two will be exam assessed.

There are 3 mandatory units that you will be covering, which are the following:

  • Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (exam)
  • Unit 2 – Working in health and social care (exam)
  • Unit 5 – Meeting individual care and support needs (course work)

There is 1 optional unit which will be chosen at the end of the first year from the following:

  • Unit 10 Sociological Perspectives (coursework)
  • Unit 11 Psychological Perspectives (coursework)
  • Unit 12 Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs ( coursework)
  • Unit 14 – Physiological disorders and their care (course work)

Career opportunities and Future study

Completion of this course can put you on the pathway to become a nurse, social worker, teacher, occupational therapist, police officer or you could go on to study for a degree in psychology, social sciences, childhood studies or health studies.