The course is designed to prepare you for a career involving caring for other people. This may mean caring for children, for people who have physical or learning disabilities or for the elderly.
As part of this course you will be expected to complete 30 hours work experience. The BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.
It introduces you to the employment area you have chosen and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work-related qualification