Course Information

School Blended Offer Health & Social Care


Subject area: Sixth Form Blended Offer

Course Type: Part Time

Course Overview

This course can only be taken in conjunction with 2 A level choices at the following schools:

• Larkmead
• Fitzharrys
• John Mason

Course Content

Regulated by Pearson, this course is graded from P (pass) to D* (Distinction*) and is equivalent to one A Level.

Possible Careers

• Nursing – Children, Adult, Disability
• Midwifery
• Occupational Health
• Youth Work
• Social Work
• Caring/Nursing Assistant
• HND in Health & Social Care
• Teaching Assistant
• Primary School Teaching

Skills I Will Develop

You will need:

• Effective communication skills which will enable you to work with peers in class and group discussion
• Independent study skills
• A willingness to ask questions and participate in discussion in class
• The ability to analyse information critically
• A genuine interest in working with a range of people in a supportive capacity
• Awareness of contemporary issues within the Health & Social Care sector
• A willingness to think critically about the world around you
• A keen interest in writing essays and the ability to think.

Learning Methods & Assessment

Our learning depends on a variety of lesson techniques, including:

• Reading and note taking
• Individual research Skills
• Observations
• Role play and practical activities
• Debate and discussion
• Presentations
• Case studies and scenarios

What Qualification Will I Receive?

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

Course Units

AS Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development (externally assessed)

AS Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

A2 Unit 2: Working in Health Social Care

A2 Unit 14: Physiological Disorders and their Care

Unit 1 and 2 are externally assessed via written exams including short-answer questions and extended essay answers. Unit 5 and 14 are internally assessed via coursework.

Fee Information

Trips and visits may be offered as part of your programme of study but these will be optional and fees will be collected throughout the duration of the course. Details of cost will be provided during the enrolment process if not already above.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

  • 19+ full fee
  • 19+ reduced fee

Course Details

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Days: Various

Date: 10 Sep 2018 - 05 Jul 2019

Location: Abingdon Campus

Contact Details

Abingdon Campus: 01235 555 585

Witney Campus: 01993 703464
(Common Leys)