BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care


  • Course: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care
  • Qualification Type: National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
  • Qualification Level: Level 3
  • Course type: Full Time
  • Duration: 52 Weeks
  • Entry Requirements:

    5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths

  • Available Dates: 02/09/2024 to 30/06/2026
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This is equivalent to 1 A Level

This course covers health, care of older people, individuals with specific needs and also early years (care and education). You will find out about the needs of different client groups and how they are supported in different Health and Social Care settings.

This course includes essential work placement so you develop practical skills and work alongside Health and Social Care Professionals.


The themes covered on this course are:

• Human Lifespan Development

• Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs.

• Working in Health and Social Care

• Physiological Disorders and their Care

A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

How will it be delivered?

Year 1: Two externally assessed exam units and five internally assessed assignment units.

Year 2: Two externally assessed exam units and four internally assessed assignment units.

What can I do next?

This course is usually studied with at least 2 other A-level equivalent subjects at Level 3.

• A Levels in Biology and Psychology, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Nursing

• A Levels in English and History, which could lead to a BA (Hons) in Primary Education

There are lots of other Higher Education courses that students’ progress to from this course, dependent on other subjects studied.

Careers – Potential careers that students studying health could go into depending on subjects studied include; Child and adult nursing, Midwifery,

Occupational Therapy, Social Worker, Support Worker, Care Assistant and a Youth Worker.

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