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    I am currently studying my GCSEs and am interested in the next steps. At the moment, the health and social care course looks amazing due to the placement / work experience element along with the high percentage of coursework. I am hardworking but find the stress of exams difficult hence why I am so interested in the BTTEC course. I am aware that most people who study health and social care often go on to study nursing or midwifery however, I am more interested in the mental health field by for example, becoming a psychologist. I would be interested in studying a psychology degree at university and have researched the entry requirements and some of the universities do accept BTEC health and social care. I would like some advice on this route and would be interested to hear other peoples experiences. In addition, does anybody know how much of health and social care BTEC covers mental health?

    Most universities will accept BTEC in Health and Social care, you could look at specialising in mental health through a Psychology degree - Check this out: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/cour...al-health.aspx. After that it could be a good idea to look into doing an MSc in Mental Health or related masters, further to that I believe a common doctorate level would be a DClinPsy which you can do through the NHS (at the moment) which you need a minimum of 1 years work experience which is why the BTEC is a great idea because you have an opportunity to get a great placement alongside the course, sort that out early though to get the best and most relevant placement that you can.
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