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Health and Social Care CACHE Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma Health and Social Care

Course Details

Health and Social Care CACHE Level 3 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

CACHE Level 3 Award - 4 GCSEs in academic subjects at grade D or above. Students would progress on to the CACHE Level 3 Certificate in year 2.

CACHE Level 3 Certificate - 4 GCSEs at grade C in academic subjects which must include English. Students would progress on to the CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in year 2.

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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