BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Health Studies
In North Lincolnshire
This course provides a specialist work-related qualification for people seeking a career in the Health Care sector and Health industry. It is equivalent to three vocational A Levels and attracts UCAS points. During the first year of the course you will undertake the BTEC National Certificate in Health Studies, which is equivalent to two vocational A Levels. The second year will comprise of.
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BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Health Studies (H0014P)
What are the Course Details?
This course provides a specialist work-related qualification for people seeking a career in the Health Care sector and Health industry. It is equivalent to three vocational A Levels and attracts UCAS points. During the first year of the course you will undertake the BTEC National Certificate in Health Studies, which is equivalent to two vocational A Levels. The second year will comprise of the outstanding units to make up the National Diploma in Health Studies.
Is the Course for Me?
You should have a caring attitude and an ability to work within a team coupled with a desire to work within the Health & Social Care sector.
What are the Entry Requirements?
To be eligible for this course you will need to have four GCSE's Grade A*-C in academic subjects including Science and English or Mathematics. Learners gaining or possessing a BTEC First Diploma in Health & Social Care or the Certificate in Childcare & Education at merit level would also be considered. All applicants must have a satisfactory school/college report.
Learners will need to obtain an appropriate level of Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure Certificate to attend placement. (Learners will need to pay for this).
What will I Learn?
BTEC National Certificate core units:
- Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology for Health & Social Care
- Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care
- Equality, Diversity & Rights in Health & Social Care
- Health, Safety & Security in Health & Social Care
- Development through Life Stages
- Physiology of Fluid Balance
- Public Health
- Physiological Disorders
- Personal & Professional Development in Health & Social Care
Plus specialist units such as:
- Health Education
- Health Psychology
- Defence Against Disease
BTEC National Diploma in Health Studies units (to be studied in the second year):
- Sociological Perspectives for Health & Social Care
- Psychological Perspectives for Health & Social Care
- Caring for Children & Young People
- Supporting & Protecting Adults
Plus additional specialist units.
Learners may also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English or Maths or undertake a GCSE Science related subject e.g. Human Health & Physiology.
How will I Learn?
The course is delivered by staff who possess both educational and professional qualifications. This is essential when relating theory to practice. Learners will experience a variety of teaching and learning methods including role play, practical activities, group work and more formal lessons providing underpinning knowledge.
How will I be Assessed?
Assessment on the course is continuous and involves the completion of assignments, group presentations and practical activities together with reports from work experience settings.
Learners' work on additional qualifications is assessed using a variety of methods from portfolios of work to external examinations.
What Enrichments are Available?
Learners will have access to various activities within the College to develop and broaden their experience of College life. There is also an opportunity for learners to gain additional qualifications, enabling them to obtain a wider understanding of Health and Social Care and increasing prospects for employment or further study, such as:
- NCFE Certificate in Nutrition & Health
- BTEC Award in Working with Medication
- NCFE Certificate in Drug Awareness
- BTEC Award in Infection Control
- NCFE Certificate in Dementia Awareness
Are there any Trips or Visits?
Trips and visits may be arranged to complement your studies. Learners are encouraged to take part in College organised enrichment activities.
Is there any Work Experience?
As part of the course you are required to undertake a period of work experience in a variety of health and social care settings, for example, hospitals, medical centres, day and residential care settings, primary schools, nurseries and other specialist centres. Learners will need to pay for travel costs to and from placements (where applicable) but anyone experiencing financial difficulty may apply to the College for financial assistance.
What can I Progress to?
The course is equivalent to three A Levels and consequently many learners choose to continue their studies at university, for example, nursing (children, general, mental health and disabilities), midwifery, radiography, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
Alternatively, due to the range of subjects studied, there are many opportunities for employment such as a healthcare assistant, physiotherapy assistant and occupational therapy assistant. This course also provides the opportunity to progress into teaching.
Other Learner's Experiences;
Many ex-College learners have been successful in gaining employment with local employers and progressing onto degree level courses.
Acceptance onto courses may be subject to a satisfactory interview and references. For some courses learners may also be required to pay for a CRB disclosure.
BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Health Studies