Health & Social Care - BTEC Certificate leading to Subsidary Diploma

Start (w/c): 02/09/2019 Full Time - To be arranged Nantgarw

Course Information

If you consider yourself to be a caring person who likes to look after others, then it is worth considering studying Health and Social Care.

What Will I Learn?

The course enables you the opportunity to gain essential skills and practical experience, which will prove to be a useful asset within the Health and Social Care sector. The modules covered on this course include:

Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care, Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health & Social Care, Health, Safety and Security in Health & Social Care, Nutrition for Health & Social Care, Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence and Physiological Disorders.

It is equivalent to 1 A Level and 60 credits (120 UCAS points).

Entry Requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


You will be assessed through coursework.


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Career Progression

  • Successful completion of this course can enable you to pursue a career in a number of areas, including; Nursing homes, Day centres, Hospitals, Occupational therapy departments, Radiography departments, Social care placements, Nurseries, Physiotherapy. Many learners apply to and are offered places at university to study for a degree in related subjects.

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • Medical practitioner

    Average salary: £58,520

  • Care worker or home carer

    Average salary: £16,692

  • Houseparent or residential warden

    Average salary: £16,205

  • Ambulance staff (excluding paramedic)

    Average salary: £22,425

  • Nursing auxiliary or assistant

    Average salary: £19,617

  • Medical or dental technician

    Average salary: £31,161


Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Entry Requirements

Entrants require a university degree from a medical school recognised by the General Medical Council followed by a year of pre-registration training as a house officer. Some medical schools operate graduate entry schemes. Once the pre-registration period as house officer is completed, doctors undertake up to two years postgraduate training in a chosen speciality.


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