St David's Catholic College

Health and Social Care

St David's Catholic College
In Penylan

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Typology Vocational qualification
Location Penylan (Wales)
  • Vocational qualification
  • Penylan (Wales)
Description

The BTEC First Certificate/Diploma in Health and Social Care is a practical, work-related course and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced qualification.

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Penylan
Ty Gwyn Road, CF23 5QD, Cardiff, Wales
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Starts On request
Location
Penylan
Ty Gwyn Road, CF23 5QD, Cardiff, Wales
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· Requirements

The BTEC First Certificate/Diploma in Health and Social Care is a practical, work-related course and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced qualification. Students who enter with at least one of the following qualifications are likely to benefit more readily from the programme: BTEC Foundation Certificate in a related subject Other related Levels 1 or 2 qualifications A standard of ...

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Course programme



Health and Social Care
The BTEC First Certificate - Three Units:
Unit 1 Communication and individual rights within Health and Social Care Sectors

Unit 2 Individual needs within Health and Social Care Sectors*

Unit 3 Vocational experience in a Health or Social Care Setting
* Following Unit 2, students will also have an opportunity to gain an emergency First Aid Certificate (CPR)

BTEC First Diploma - an additional three units:
Unit 4 Cultural Diversity in Health and Social Care

Unit 6 Human Lifespan Development

Unit 7 Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social CareYou will be formally assessed through portfolio based evidence. You will not sit any exams on either the certificate or diploma programme. All assignments are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

Associated Costs
A CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check is a compulsory element to any Health and Social Care course which involves vocational practice. Students are expected to pay the full cost (£36 approximately), and additional costs may be incurred if sufficient evidence cannot be provided (passport/driving licence etc).Please speak to the course team for additional information.On successful completion of your BTEC First course you can consider a wide range of employment opportunities or progress to a Level 3 programme of study, such as CACHE, Applied AS/Double AS in Health and Social Care and/or other related A Levels such as Sociology or Psychology.

Results
SUMMER 2009
Merit and Distinction grade: 92%
Highlights: 50% of learners achieved'Triple Distinction' grades (equivalent to four A* grades at GCSE), highly exceeding the national figure.

Examination Board Edexcel Specific Entry Requirements The BTEC First Certificate/Diploma in Health and Social Care is a practical, work-related course and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced qualification. Students who enter with at least one of the following qualifications are likely to benefit more readily from the programme: BTEC Foundation Certificate in a related subject Other related Levels 1 or 2 qualifications A standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grades D - G. BTEC First Certificate Students undertake three units over one year, an overall grade for the qualification is awarded at a pass, merit or distinction. The BTEC Certificate is equivalent to two GCSEs grades A* - C. BTEC First Diploma Students undertake six units over one year, an overall grade is then awarded at a pass, merit or distinction. The BTEC Diploma is equivalent to four GCSEs grades A* - C.

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