BTEC Certificate in Health and Social Care (Aspire).

BTEC Certificate in Health and Social Care (Aspire).

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Code: HEFAA013BCF0
Course Level: Level 3 certificate (aspire)

Where will this course lead?

The certificate is a year long programme. It is tailored for those that wish to gain employment in a range of health and social care settings and to strengthen their academic abilities.

What will I study?

You will study various topics. The core units of study are as follows:

- Communication
- Equality and diversity
- Development through the life stages

You will also complete a care certificate which is vital for anybody who is interested in working in a care home or a hospital setting as a health care assistant.

You will also be expected to complete 260 hours of placement alongside your programme of study. This is an invaluable part of the course and you must be willing to complete these hours in order to complete the course.

How will this course be delivered?

The course will be delivered using practical work and taught sessions, guest speakers and educational visits as well as experience from your placements.

What qualifications will I get?

Please note: For September 2017 all current BTEC qualifications are being revised and some content may change.

How will I be assessed?

To pass this course you will need to meet all deadlines for assignments for each topic area.

Assessment is via practical work, group work, presentations, essays and discussions. There are no external exams for the BTEC course but students will sit maths exams.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by a 1-1 interview with a member of the health and social care team and a positive reference and report from your school.

What are the entry requirements?

Successful completion of a level 2 qualification i.e.: BTEC. We will assess your suitability at interview.

What else do I need to know?

An enhanced DBS is essential for the course as you are attending placements with vulnerable people. This is needed before you can stat the placements.

You are also expected to wear a uniform both at placement and at college. This is available to purchase from the Health and Social care department.

If you haven’t achieved an A*/9 – C/4 grade in English or maths at GCSE or a level 2 functional skill you will be working towards these qualifications during your time on the course.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

What can I do after this course?

You could apply for an apprenticeship or seek employment with the placement you have spent the year with.


Solihull College, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1SB, Tel: 0121 678 7000, Minicom: 0121 628 7005, Email:, Internet:

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Start Date
Course Fee

Blossomfield Campus

September 2017



Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds