Health & Social Care Level 3


Develop your knowledge and skills to work in a range of health and social care settings as well as widen your practical skills in order to support you into higher education or employment.

This course prepares you to work in care and/or health related careers. It 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 3 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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

Two years

Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

Study options may include:

• Foundation Degrees in Health & Social Care

• Foundation Degree in Mental Health

• Foundation Degree in Counselling

• Foundation Degree in Learning Disability

• Foundation Degree in Early Years

• Higher Education in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work or Paramedic Sciences

Employment options may include:

• Nursing/midwifery

• Occupational therapy

• Social care

• Teaching/childcare


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• Health, Social Care & Childhood Studies Level 2

Course Costs
Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course.
There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.

Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course)
Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please telephone 01691 688029 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

What does this subject include?

Topics you will cover include:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health & Social Care
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Health & Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care & Support Needs
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Work Experience in Health & Social Care

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 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including
    English, maths and preferably a science
  • Successful interview and initial assessment
  • It would be beneficial to have completed
    work experience or a voluntary placement with children aged birth to five.

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