Equivalent to 1 A Level (Pearson)
50% coursework, 50% exam
BTEC National Extended Certificate Level 3 features 4 units over two years and counts as 1 A Level. You will be awarded either a Pass, Merit or Distinction on each unit, then your overall grade for the 4 units will be calculated giving you your final result for the 1 A Level. The course also features a period of work placement for one week, which is usually completed in the second year of study.
Year 1 – you will study the following two units:
Year 2 – you will study 2 units:
Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care (exam) and one other coursework-based unit.
You will gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment as a health or social care worker, or progress to degree level at university.
The course looks in detail at the role of the health or social care worker, their relationship with patients/service users and their responsibilities towards patients/service users and the wider health and social care sectors.
It provides opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
Many of our students go on to do a range of degree course or have careers in nursing, midwifery, social work, occupational therapy, speech therapy, paramedic, teaching, psychology, sociology and many more.
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