Social science btec Level 3 For 16-19 Year Olds

BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care (Triple)

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COURSE oVERVIEW

Health and Social Care is a platform to enter a multitude of career opportunities, including nursing and allied health professions, education, social work and social care roles.

The course will develop your skills and allow you to apply yourself to your preferred career pathway. You will cover a wide range of topics, work related projects and up to 600 hours placement experience across a range of settings including (but not exclusive to):

  • Blackpool Victoria hospital
  • Local primary schools
  • GP surgeries
  • SEN schools
  • Behavioural management units
  • Local care providers


Across the 2 year program you will have the opportunity to attend up to 6 different placements allowing you to branch out into different sectors and develop your workplace skills. All of which will prepare you for your future studies and career.

EXAMINATION BOARD:

Pearson – Edexcel

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Standard vocational entry criteria including a grade 4 in science.
Completion of DBS check.
Some nursing/midwifery courses at university may require grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths, English language and/or science.

Why study BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care (Triple) at Blackpool Sixth?

We offer two pathways in Health and Social Care. At the end of the first year, all students will select which of the two pathways they would like to specialise in: Health Studies Cadetship (you must study the Level 3 Extended Diploma course for this) or General Health and Social Care studies.

How will I be taught?

We offer two pathways in health and social care: Health Studies Cadetship (you must study the Level 3 Extended Diploma course for this) or general health and social care studies. In your first year, students will complete two block placements of up to 190 hours work experience.

All students will have the opportunity to complete their first placement at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Students will also have the opportunity to engage with additional programmes such as first aid training, clinical skills and mental health workshops. In the second year, some students with specialise in the Health Studies Cadetship programme, working in partnership with NHS teaching hospitals and other clinical settings. Students on this programme will volunteer two days a week across multiple clinical settings throughout the academic year.

We also invite in a variety of guest speakers, including: Highfurlong School, Starbuddies (breastfeeding awareness), nurses from Blackpool Victoria Hospital (how to get into nursing), Wyre and Fylde Children’s centres, health promotion and sexual/domestic violence training, how to get into teaching and neuro linguistic programming. Students on our Level 3 Extended Diploma achieve excellent upper high grades and 100% high grades and pass rate.

What skills will I develop?

  • Clinical skills
  • First Aid qualification
  • Caring for a variety of service users
  • Teamwork
  • Independent study/learning
  • Assessment and evaluation skills
  • Application skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confidence
  • Organisational skills
  • Observational skills

Teacher expertise

Teachers have a range of specialisms within health and social care including; dementia care, nursing, caring for those with developmental disorders, clinical practice/skills, sexual health, early years, social work, first aid and have taught a range of qualifications including health, science, psychology and sport. Within the team, teachers maintain excellent community links with employers to offer a wide variety of work placement opportunities, they also examine for multiple qualifications, including A level psychology, Level 2 and 3 BTEC health & social care and T level exams as well as the extended project qualification.

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How will I be assessed?

4 units are externally assessed (a combination of exams and controlled assessment)
8 units are internally assessed through coursework

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What will you study and other information about BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care (Triple)

Where does it lead?

Our students typically go on to University and gain careers in:

  • Nursing
  • Paramedic
  • Social Work
  • Midwifery
  • Teaching
  • Radiography
  • Sexual Health
  • Youth Worker
  • Health Visitor
  • Family Support Worker
  • Many other health and social care roles
Our Alumni

Elliott Gray-Medd, class of 23

HIGH SCHOOL: Cardinal Allen Catholic High School

Elliott studied level 2 and 3 BTEC Health and Social Care, GCSE English and GCSE Maths at Blackpool Sixth. He is now working as a teaching assistant at Red Marsh School. He said “The staff are amazing and so supportive. I wouldn’t be where I am without them!”

Yulan ChanDelaney, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Montgomery Academy

Congratulations to Yulan ChanDelaney for achieving excellent grades in her A Levels! Yulan has excelled with A grades in Biology and her Extended Project and B grades in Chemistry and Religion, Ethics and Philosophy. We are delighted to announce that Yulan will be attending the University of Leeds in the coming academic year to study medicine. Best of luck with your future studies, Yulan!

Adam Walker, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Millfield Science & Performing Arts College

Adam has achieved an impressive Double Distinction star in BTEC Music and a Merit in BTEC Business at Blackpool Sixth. We are thrilled to announce that Adam will be pursuing Creative Musicianship at ICMP, and we cannot wait to see where his passion for music takes him!

Luke Moore, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Lytham St Annes Technology & Performing Arts College

Luke is an incredibly talented student who excelled in BTEC Performing Arts – Musical Theatre, achieving an impressive Triple Distinction Star grade. Luke has decided to take a gap year to audition for colleges but dreams to attend a top London-based college, and eventually make it to the West End. We have no doubt that Luke will achieve great success in his future!

Thirisha Varatharajan, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Baines School

Thirisha Varatharajan has excelled in her biology A Level with a grade of B, as well as chemistry and mathematics A Levels, both with a grade of A. We are proud to announce that Thirisha will be attending the University of Liverpool in the upcoming academic year. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours and can’t wait to see what she will achieve next!

Maddie robinson, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Carr Hill

Maddie Robinson has received a Double Distinction Star and a Distinction in Health & Social Care (Triple). We are thrilled to hear that Maddie plans to progress into employment at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, and we are confident that she will excel in this role. Maddie’s hard work and dedication have clearly paid off, and we wish her all the best with her future. Well done, Maddie!

David Speight, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Highfield Leadership Academy

David Speight gained an A grade in A Level Photography and a Double Distinction Star in BTEC Film and Television. We are proud to announce that he will be moving onto a Level 3 Content Creator Apprenticeship at Ascent Trampoline Park.

Sarah Grogan, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Montgomery Academy

Sarah has recently received A* grades in maths and physics, as well as an A in economics. We are thrilled to announce that Sarah will be attending Cambridge University to pursue her studies in economics.

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