BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care


The BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care prepares you to work in care and/or health related careers. This two year course provides the knowledge, skills and understanding required for working in a caring environment and gives the opportunity for care workers to gain a nationally recognised level three vocationally specific qualification. In addition the course provides the opportunity for progression to university to study professional courses such as nursing, midwifery, social work, residential care management, and housing and probation service. You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course


The BTEC Extended Diploma has 8 mandatory:
1. Human Lifespan Development
2. Working in Health and Social Care
3. Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
4. Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
5. Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
6. Work Experience in Health and Social Care
7. Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
8. Promoting Public Health

In addition 5 specialist units will be studied. Work experience is also an important feature of this course and a minimum of 200 hours relevant vocational practice is built into the course.


If you enjoy working in a caring capacity with people and are interested in a career in health, social care or the public sector this course could be for you.


Five GCSE’s at grade 4 or above (grade C or above) including English Language, Maths and Science.

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