Health and Social Care – Level 3

The Health and Social Care sector is dependent on passionate and fully trained professionals. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, enables you to progress into these career prospects by combining work experience within the sector and academic study. The course is delivered over two years and covers a range of units, including Human Lifespan Development, Anatomy and Physiology, and Physiological Disorders.

After completing your BTEC you can progress into employment and embark on further occupational training. Alternatively, you can progress onto Higher Education at University, training in Social Work, Paramedic Science, Nursing, and other professions.

  • What will be studied
    • Human lifespan development
    • Working in Health and Social Care
    • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
    • Promoting public health
    • Psychological perspectives
    • Caring for individuals with dementia
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • 4 GCSEs in grades 4 or above, including English and Maths
    • Alternatively, you can progress to this course from a relevant Level 2 course, e.g. Level 2 Health and Social Care with a Distinction with placement experience
    • A caring nature
    • A strong work ethic
    • A passion for working with people
    • Suitable DBS Clearance
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a PEARSON BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (Health Studies).

  • How will this course be delivered?
    • Presentations
    • Taskbased exercises
    • Practical demonstrations
    • 1:1 support
    • Tutorials and lectures
  • How will I be assessed?
    • Three units are externally assessed through an exam and one unit is externally assessed through a synoptic exam
    • All other units are internally assessed through the completion of written work
  • Other Information:

    Work experience opportunities:

    Once your DBS form has been returned, you will attend placement one day each week to complete 100 hours over the year. The college will find your placement for you, and you will be visited by a member of the Health and Social Care team to ensure you are settled in well and to assess your progress.

    Work placement is an integral part of the course; therefore, completion of placement hours is mandatory.

    Placements you might attend include residential care homes for elderly people, day centres for either elderly people or individuals with additional needs and care homes for people with learning/physical disabilities.

    English and Maths:

    Throughout the course of the various exercises, English will be used. Students will be urged to record their responses on the activity sheets provided and make notes in their books. To help them grasp the questions clearly, students will define crucial terminology in class.

    Throughout the course of the various exercises of Maths will be incorporated. It will be crucial to manage time throughout courses, ensuring it is used effectively while also managing time when activities and assignments are assigned. To understand why statistics are greater in some nations than others, we will examine the statistics inside the UK and within the context of boosting public health.


    All Health and Social Care students will need to pass a DBS check

    Uniform to be worn in college and on work placement

  • Exam Board:
    Pearson BTEC

    Upon successful completion of this course, you can go onto study for a university degree.


Start Date : September 2024 End Date : June 2026 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 2 Years
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