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


Taught by H. Bowler / H. Siddall

Entry Requirements:


Five or more GCSEs Grade 9-4/A*-C or equivalent, including English.


Minimum of a Grade 4 or equivalent if you have previously studied Health and Social Care.




Over the two year course you will have 3 external assessments (2 exams and 1 synoptic task). The remaining 5 units are assessed internally through coursework.


Future Opportunities:


You could take this course with other level 3 courses to prepare for higher education, BTEC Higher Nationals or NVQ Levels 3 and 4 in areas of medicine, childcare, healthcare, nutrition, or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Health and Social Care such as a Nurse, Midwife, Dietician, Teacher or areas of Social Work, or many other Health Care related degrees or careers.





This course will prepare you for a range of related occupations without limiting your choice too early. It allows a flexible approach to learning through coursework, placements and exams to prepare you for your chosen career. You will put the theory you have learned into practice by carrying out a range of activities and doing your own research. The skills you gain will prepare you for employment or further study at university or college.


The course is equivalent to 2 A-levels and is studied alongside 1 or 2 other A-levels.


You will have 10 hours of taught lessons each week.


As part of the course you will have the opportunity to take part in Health and Social Care related work experience.  This is valuable in complimenting your learning on the course and also in supporting applications you may make to universities or apprenticeships. Previous students have taken part in placements with the NHS, in education and with the prison service.


Course Content:


You will study 8 units over the course:


• Human lifespan development

• Working in Health and Social Care

• Current research into Health and Social Care

• Meeting individual care and support needs

• Principles of safe practice in Health and Social Care

• Promoting public health

• Physiological disorders and their care

• Nutritional Health


























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