BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care


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

    4 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including Maths and English

  • Available Dates: 02/09/2024 to 30/06/2026
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This course is the equivalent to 2 A Levels and must be studied alongside another A Level or A level equivalent.

This course allows you to discover various topics around health and social care.  Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn about the specific roles and professions within the health and social care sector as well as their individual responsibilities.  

You will learn about how we grow and develop as humans, from conception through childhood, into adulthood and finally old age.

Assignments are based on realistic workplace scenarios to further support your awareness of the expectations of working in health and social care. Furthermore, work experience is an essential part of the course and will give you an opportunity to practice skills and work alongside other professionals.


Themes covered include:

• Human Lifespan Development

• Working in Health and Social Care

• Nutritional Health

• Work Experience in Health and Social Care

• Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care

• Physiological Disorders and their Care

• Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care Settings

• Promoting Public Health

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?

Examinations, assignments and work placement records.

What can I do next?

This course is usually studied with 1 other A-level equivalent subject at Level 3.

Destinations our previous students have progressed onto include Apprenticeships, World of Work, Universities. Health and Social Care Practitioners work with people of all ages our students have gone on to work as Care Navigators/Receptionist in GP practise, Nursing, Social Work, Midwifery, Occupational Therapist, Operations Department Practitioner, Nursery Assistants, Teaching to name but a few.

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