Health and Social Care: BTEC


This is a two-year course assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams, which is designed for students wishing to gain employment in the health and social care sectors or progress to further study at a higher level. The course is suitable for those who wish to follow a career in the caring industry, social work, nursing, speech therapy, podiatry, youth and community work or radiology.

OPTION 1 – Single Award

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 1 GCE A Level).

This course is 50% exam and 50% course work based
and includes 4 units over 2 years which may include:
Human Lifespan Development (Exam)
Working in Health and Social Care (Exam)
Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

OPTION 2 – Double Award

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 2 GCE A Levels).

This course is 40% exam and 60% coursework based and includes 8 units over 2 years which includes those in the Extended Certificate, plus:
• Working in Health and Social Care (Additional Exam)
• Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care (Moderated Task)
• Promoting Public Health
• Nutritional Health

In addition to our standard entry requirements, entry to these courses will also be considered with:
Health and Social Care Level 2 with achievement of at least a merit and tutor recommendation or NVQ Level 2 (in relevant subject area) with tutor recommendation.