Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate/Diploma

Board: EDEXCEL

About the subject

The BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care is on offer as a single or double award (the equivalent of 1 or 2 A levels respectively.) Students who take the single block option will gain an extended Certificate

Students taking the Double  award gain a full Diploma (equivalent to two A levels)

All qualifications are fully accredited for UCAS points and a large number of our students progress onto higher education

BTEC Nationals are practical, vocational qualifications, and the Health and SociaI Care award is aimed at students who have a real desire to work in the NHS, or affiliated services, and care for others, whether as a health care assistant of a clinical psychologist

Learning styles

The new Health and Social Care course is student-centred and requires learners to be well motivated and well organised. We use a range of different teaching methods and you will be helped to identify your own learning style preferences, and how to make best use of these to help you succeed.

Subject Combinations and Progression

Health and Social Care combines well with many other subjects, and the choice will largely be determined by the longer term goals of the student.  We suggest that you choose additional subjects with minimal coursework requirements, as this award requires a lot of coursework to be completed. We will recommend combinations to you, depending on your career aspirations.

The BTEC awards give students a choice of progression options.  Students who successfully complete the qualification will be well equipped to move onto Degree programmes, Higher National Diplomas or Apprenticeship Schemes, as well as relevant employment opportunities.

Subject Modules and Assessment

Each unit studied is awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction and the combined marks produce the final overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction or Distinction*.

Assessment of BTEC Nationals is on-going throughout the year, so from the outset students will have a clear idea of their level of achievement, and this will guide and support careers’ advice, which is also ongoing throughout the course, and run on an individual basis.

Entry requirements

English and Maths at Grade 4.

Students may also be already carrying out voluntary work in a health and social care setting.