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BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma in Health & Social Care


Level                              3

Qualification                   BTEC Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma

Duration                         1 - 2 years


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What will I study?


Your Health and Social Care course will cover a broad range of topic areas relating to employment and further study in the health and social care sector.

You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of the following areas:

  • Developing effective communication in Health and Social Care.

  • Equality, diversity and rights in Health and Social Care.

  • Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care.

  • Sociological perspectives for Health and Social Care.

  • Psychological perspectives for Health and Social Care.

  • Development through the Life Stages.

  • Developing creativity in children and young people.


Study Visits

Opportunities for work placements in a variety of Health and Social Care settings.



Portfolio of work internally assessed and externally moderated by the examination board.

Entry Criteria

Standard Level 3 entry requirements.


Useful Supporting Courses

Links very well with Psychology, Sociology and Physical Education. It can be taken alongside any other A Level course.


Students have gone on to careers in / as:

Care Assistant, Adult Nurse, Medical Representative, Social work and Primary teaching.