BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care National Diploma or Extended Certificate

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Code 3
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is made up of 18 units and is the equivalent of 3 A Levels.  The first 10 are completed in the first year and 8 in the second year. There is a compulsory requirement to complete 100 hours work experience as part of the course.



This course is equivalent in size to three A Levels. Over the two year course you will study a diverse range of topics including: human development, care and support, public health, psychology, sociology, research techniques and analysis, anatomy, physiology and biological disorders. You will also undertake work experience, planning and logging your own progress in this area.




How will it be delivered?

13 units are studied of which 8 are mandatory coursework units and 5 are externally examined. Mandatory content (72%). External assessment (42%).


Entry requirements

5 GCSE's preferably including English and Maths. A merit or above in any BTEC subject shows ability for coursework.


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Health and social care is a suitable course for any future career with vulnerable people, whatever their age, ability or condition. It is valuable for those wishing to go to university, into apprenticeships, or employment. Students have entered nursing, teaching, medical support roles, community and youth work, social work and all types of care from gaining this qualification.