BTEC Level 3 Health and 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.

What does this subject include?

This course consists of a selection of the following units:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Work Experience in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting Public Health

What is the structure of the course?

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.

What are the entry requirements?

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

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