The BTEC structure has changed now and there is a requirement for students to complete a mixture internally assessed assignments and also externally assessed examinations.  Here at Cadbury there are three routes to choose from:

  • The BTEC Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level)
  • The Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels)
  • The Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

Your choice should depend upon your interest in Health and Social Care as a subject area and your career aspirations. 

Specific requirements

  • A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 including English and a subject that requires essay writing.
    • Please click here to see grades conversions in line with the new grading system.

What will I study?

Equivalent to: 

  • 2 A-Levels

Awarding Body:

  • Pearson Education Ltd

Course Content

  • This course provides an exciting opportunity for students who are looking to gain knowledge of Health and Social Care.  It is a very dynamic subject, which explores a variety of areas and current topics of interest from human life span development, learning about human behaviour, communication, health promotion to child protection and safeguarding. 
  • For the enthusiasts wanting to pursue a health and social career it is a platform for understanding individuals, learning how to provide quality care, to the skills needed to become a health, social care or child development specialist.
  • This course is a very good starting point for those wanting experience working with individuals within the health sector; such experience will be gained through extra educational activities such as visiting local organisations and carrying out health promotions.  Support and guidance will be available to those wishing to carryout work experience.
  • There are a variety of topics which will be covered over the two year period; with some of the key topics ranging from Psychological Perspectives, Human lifespan development, Research in Health and Social care, Meeting individual care needs and much more.
  • Units covered include:
    • (Unit 1) Human Lifespan Development
    • (Unit 2) Working in Health and Social Care
    • (Unit 4) Enquiries into current research in Health and Social Care
    • (Unit 5) Meeting individual care and support needs
    • (Unit 7) Principles of safe practice in Health and Social Care
    • (Unit 8) Promoting public health
  • 2 optional units are chosen by the assessor.
  • Optional work placement of at least 100 hours.

Where does it lead?

On completion of this course students will have knowledge of key aspects in Health and Social care. The course can lead to further study in child psychology and development, social work, midwifery, nursing, paramedics, police, teaching and more.

Some careers in health and social care:

  • Nursing/midwifery
  • Counselling
  • Social work
  • Care work
  • Teaching
  • Support work
  • Therapy

To apply for this course click here.