Course Details

School Leavers 16+ Study Programmes – Health & Social Care

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

We honour the importance of a realistic balance between the focus on both your educational development and industry experience. Your studies will equip you for a possible business career and provide you with the potential to apply to a range of Universities.


2 years

Entry Requirements
To be considered for this course, as a minimum you will need 5 GCSE’s, or equivalent at C grade and above. Preferably this will include English and Maths, although pathways are available to those that just miss out on a C Grade in these core subjects.

Recognised qualifications

  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care – worth up to 3 A Levels, and will facilitate an entrance into University.
  • Functional skills Level 2 – Essential progression if you did not manage to attain a C grade in English or Maths.

The curriculum
A BTEC National Extended Diploma is traditionally made up of a series of units, including:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Working in Health and Social care
  • Human lifespan development
  • Care and support planning in Health and Social care practice
  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Keeping Individuals Safe in Health and Social Care Settings
  • Reflective Practice and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
  • Communicating Professionally in Health and Social Care Settings
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Work Experience in Health and Social care
  • Promoting Public Health

Where you can study

You can study this course at the following locations:
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Start Date
September 2017

Course Type

Course Duration
2 Years

Various - see map

BTEC Level 3 National in Health & Social Care

16-18 Free

Entry Requirements
5 GCSE’s A*– C

Course progression
Access to higher education, including University, and Higher Apprenticeships.

Career Opportunities
Care worker, social care worker, outreach worker, Care manager/trainee manager

Further Information
Course enquiry line
01753 362248

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