BTEC Level 3 National Ext Diploma in Health & Social Care

  • Course type: BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma
  • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel


This course is a broad-based qualification designed to prepare students for a range of careers in Health & Social Care or for entry into Higher Education. A work placement is a mandatory requirement of the course.

  • Course units...

    YEAR 1

    Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development

    Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care

    Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

    Unit 6: Work experience in HSC

    Unit 7: Principals of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

    Unit 10: Sociological Perspectives

    YEAR 2

    Unit 3: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

    Unit 4: Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care

    Unit 8: Promoting Health

    Unit 12: Supporting individuals with Additional Needs

    Unit 19: Nutritional Health

    Unit 20: Understanding Mental Wellbeing

    Unit 40: Dementia Care

  • Course assessment...

    Just under 60% of the course is assessed by coursework. Students also have to take external assessments and exams.

    Achieving three Distinction grades is equivalent to three A grades at A level and is worth the same number of UCAS points.

  • This course can lead to...

    Most students progress to university to follow a degree course in Midwifery, Paediatric, Adult or Mental health Nursing, Primary Teaching or Health and Social Care.

    There are also a number of employment opportunities for students directly after the course.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade C in Maths and Grade C in Core Science preferred but not essential OR
    BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a relevant Level 2 qualification with Distinction

    Students are required to complete DBS process through the college, there is a fee to be paid during the enrolment. Students will also be expected to complete a minimum of 100 hours’ work experience at a Health and Social Care Setting.

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