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Health and Social Care Why choose BTEC National in Health and Social Care? This is a practical, work-related course. The BTEC Certificate is equivalent to two A levels and the BTEC Diploma is equivalent to three A levels. Both courses are highly suitable for students who are interested in careers such as social work, residential care management, housing, the health service, and the probation service. These courses combine both academic study and work training as part of the programme. Resources and Facilities Students will be taught by very well-qualified and experienced teachers. All the staff have had previous working experience in the area of Care or Health. The department itself consists of four teaching rooms, all of which contain up-to-date teaching resources. The learning environment is designed to allow students to participate in both practical and theoretical activities. There is a wide range of relevant books and periodicals within the department and the Learning Resources Centre. Teaching and Learning Styles The teaching will include a variety of learning styles: the lessons are further brought to life by exciting activities including role-plays, group discussions, debates and student presentations. There is an enthusiastic and caring atmosphere in the department and individual tutorials are regularly available to all students as part of their studies. Tutors regularly visit students whilst on work training and liaise closely with training placement supervisors. Extra-Curricular Activities Certificate and Diploma students will be required to complete a minimum of 300 hours work training which will be carried out in a variety of care settings eg nursery, care home, hostels, hospices, hospitals, special needs centres. Progression Opportunities These qualifications are valued by employers and Higher Education (universities and colleges). Students may find employment straight away in: Registered Care Homes Hospitals and Primary Care Trusts Housing Community Work and the voluntary sector Students deciding to go on to university or Higher Education could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as: Managing Health Care Teacher Training Social Work Nursing Law

Health and Social Care Why choose BTEC National in Health and Social Care? This is a practical, work-related course. The BTEC Certificate is equivalent to two A levels and the BTEC Diploma is equivalent to three A levels. Both courses are highly suitable for students who are interested in careers such as social work, residential care management, housing, the health service, and the probation...

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