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H &Sc KS5

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate

Entry Requirements

Standard Mandeville Sixth Form entry requirement.

Brief Outline of Coursework/Controlled Assessments

Students will benefit from studying a number of core units as well as a wide range of specialist units which will provide students with the key knowledge and experiences for a career in this sector.  They will study 4 units in total, 3 being core units, with 1 optional. 2 of the core units will involve an external examination, set and marked by Edexcel/Pearson. The optional unit is assessed by an internally set and marked piece of coursework worth 17% of the overall grade

Core units:

  • Human Lifespan Development (examination 25% overall grade)

  • Working in Health and Social Care (examination 33% overall grade)

  • Meeting Individual Care & Support Needs (controlled assessment set and marked by Edexcel/Pearson - 25% overall grade)

Optional unit (choose 1 from):

  • Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

  • Physiological Disorders

General Information about the Course

BTEC health and social care course provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge and practical skills for a career in this vocation.  Students can continue to study health and social care into higher education or move directly into employment with all areas of health and social care industries open to them.



Students will be expected to complete a period of work experience towards the end of Year 12. If they already have contacts within the sector then this is beneficial. If students wish to organise their own work experience then this is encouraged, and those wanting to go into a hospital or similar placement are required to find their own. Students must also be able to work both independently and in small groups and be able to work to deadlines.

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