“There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life.”

Mary Rose McGeady
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Miss Megan Conroy – Teacher of Health & Social Care/Head of PE

Course Overview

The Level 2 BTEC Award in Health and Social Care, equivalent to a GCSE, can be studied in Year 10 or 11 with 5 hours a week tuition. Learners do not go on work placement but will go on visits to different settings for example a residential home and a toddler group.

The Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Health and Social Care can be studied in Year 12, with 5 hours a week tuition. Units include Effective Communication, Valuing Diversity and Personal and Professional Development.
In Year 13 learners will continue to study the further units needed to complete the Level 3 National Subsidiary Diploma, equivalent to a single A level. Units include Health and Safety, Needs at different Life Stages and Nutrition.
In addition learners can opt to study extra units in Y12 and Y13 so that they gain the Level 3 BTEC National Diploma, equivalent to a double A level. Extra units include The Human Body, Introduction to Psychology and Sociology, and Working with Vulnerable Adults and Children.
Learners on the single course need to spend 10 days on work placement, at two different settings such as a residential home, a nursery or Harrogate Hospital. Learners on the double course will need to complete 20 days in total at three different settings.

Children’s Play, Learning and Development
The Level 3 BTEC National Award in Children’s Play, Learning and Development can be studied in Year 12 and 13 with 5 hours a week tuition. Units include Child Development, The Value of Play, Health and Safety and Working with Adults.
Learners need to spend 10 days work placement in a childcare setting.