BTEC Health and Social Care (Extended Diploma) Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Health, Care & Early Years



Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time


Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh 1st Language. Students should also have at least a D grade in Biology or Science; or an appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit grade with GCSE Maths/Numeracy and E

In a nutshell

This course is a combination of classroom-based and work experience learning in the health and social care industry.

This course is for you if...

... You want a career in health and social care
... You want to aim for a higher course
... You want to improve your knowledge and skills in the field

What will I be doing?

You’ll study 18 units over 2 years including:

  • Developing effective communication
  • Equality, diversity and rights, health, safety and security
  • Development through the life stages
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Personal and professional development.

Optional modules may include:

  • Value and planning
  • Caring for children and young people
  • Safeguarding adults and promoting independence
  • Nutrition
  • Physiological disorder
  • Infection prevention and control

This course is delivered through group work/class discussions, classroom-based learning and work experience, which is a compulsory part of the course.

You’ll be assessed through practical and written assignments and you’ll achieve:

What is expected of me?

To enrol, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs, Grade C or above, to include Maths/Maths Numeracy and English/Welsh First Language. Students should also have at least a D Grade in Biology or Science, or an appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit Grade with GCSE Maths/Maths Numeracy and English/Welsh.

Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject, self-motivation and a passion for the health and social care industry. You’ll be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework/work placement in your own time.

What comes next?

Successful completion of the Year 1 90 Credit Diploma will allow you to progress on to the second year and complete the full Extended Diploma. From there, you can go on to Higher Education or employment in statutory, voluntary and private vocational sectors in care work, community work, public service, education welfare or support work.

Additional information

You’ll must have a satisfactory DBS check.

Where can I study BTEC Health and Social Care (Extended Diploma) Level 3?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 01 September 2020

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team

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