BTEC First Certificate Diploma in
Health and Social Care

This interesting modern qualification replaces the previous Child Development course, and goes further covering two options worth of teaching time. It is assessed continually in bite-size modules where keen students can go back and push their marks up by determination. It is the most normal 14-16 qualification leading to many careers in the whole health care, social work, environmental health fields etc.

The course is worth a minimum of two Cs at GCSE but keen students can gain much higher grades. We would expect everyone beginning to gain at least two Cs worth of “success” from it!

Progression can be made at 16 to 18 on to further study BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care or the Level 3 NVQs in Health and Social Care, or ‘A’ Level Health and Social Care.

We will ensure a related work experience place during the course as this is a requirement.

Key features of the BTEC Firsts in Health and Social Care.

The BTEC Firsts in Health and Social Care have been developed in the Health and Social Care sector to focus on:

  • Education and training for those working in the Health & Social Care sectors.
  • Providing opportunities for those working in the Health & Social Care sector to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 vocationally specific qualification
  • Providing opportunities for learners to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the Health and Social Care sector or to progress to further qualifications such as the Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Health Studies, Care of Early Years, or the ‘A’ Level in Health and Social Care.
  • Providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

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