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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Extended Diploma Health and Social Care

Course Details

Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma 2 years full-time
Area of Study Health and Social Care
How to Apply Complete an online application form

This programme provides the perfect platform for you to enter the care profession.

It is a practical, work-related course, which will involve a number of projects and assignments that are based on realistic work place situations and activities. It introduces you to the employment areas you may be considering and provides a good basis in which to progress on to a more advanced work-related qualifications.

Entry Requirements

You must have at least 5 GCSEs preferably at grade C or above including English and maths, or a BTEC First Diploma in Health & Social Care or Early Years (or other related vocational areas) with a Merit grade or above, including English and maths at grade C or above. If you do not have a grade C or above in English and maths you will need to undertake an assessment so that we can ensure you receive the appropriate support for that subject. School applicants will need to have a good school report and references.

This programme requires a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), for which there will be an additional charge.  Information about the DBS check and how to apply for it will be sent to you by our placement team.


Your performance will be assessed as part of a continual process, both in class and on your work placement.

Progression to Higher Education

On successful completion of the programme you can progress onto a Foundation Degree or Degree Programme in a relevant subject.

Career Opportunities

BTEC Extended Diplomas are highly regarded and valued as an entry to a number of public and private sector jobs, such as Health Care Assistant and working with the elderly. The course also provides a direct route to nurse training.


Modules include

  • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health & Social Care
  • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  • Development Through the Life Stages
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Social Care
  • Caring for Children and Young People
  • Public Health
  • Physiological Disorders 



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