HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

The BTEC in Health and Social Care is a two year course equivalent to 3 A Levels. The course will lead to a highly specialized work-related qualification where you will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare you to progress to employment or continue to study in Higher Education.

How will I be assessed?

By a mixture of coursework (58%), an exam and controlled assessment (42%). Controlled assessment involves completing an assignment in exam conditions with support material

Career Path

  • Nursing degree (Adult, Children, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities)/Midwifery
  • Social Work/Social Care Work
  • Primary School Teaching
  • Children and Young Peoples Workforce
  • Allied Health professions e.g. Occupational Therapy
  • Customer Service sector

 Unique Features

  • Opportunity to gain work experience with local employers
  • Tutors who have industry experience across a range of specialisms.
  • Development of employability skills valued by health and social care sector.
  • Close links with HE institutions with opportunities to visit for ‘taster’ days.

 Units you could study

  • 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
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Care Scientific Techniques for Health Science
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Work Experience in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Assessing Children’s Development Support Needs

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade C including English and / or Maths.

A satisfactory enhanced DBS check will be essential.

“The department provides great opportunities to experience new things and really helps to build your confidence.”

Elizabeth Gill

 “I learned about how to act and behave in a Health and social care environment. I felt confident in my university interviews as I was able to reflect and use learning from the classroom. Teachers were knowledgeable about progression into specialized areas.”
Jess Maden