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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 Enrol in person at UCB Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm or 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

Five GCSE passes at Grade C or above including academic subjects.  Or a BTEC First Diploma in Health & Social Care, Early Years or another related subject with a Merit Grade or above.

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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