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Health & Social Care BTEC Diploma Level 3 (Double Option) (Option Blocks B & C) at The North School

Course description

This qualification will given an understanding of the knowledge and practical skills necessary for a career in the health and social care sector. The aim is to provide students with the core principles of health and social care.

This course is ideal for those who are aiming to work in the Health & Social Care Sector but are unsure of the specific career pathway they might take. It provides a broad understanding of the health and social care sector varying from human lifespan development to public health. It is also suitable for those students who have decided they wish to pursue a specific career such as midwifery or dental nursing.

Course content

Students study 8 units, 6 of which are mandatory:

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development

Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care

Unit 5: Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care

Unit 6: Meeting individual Care and Support Needs

Unit 12: Priciples of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

Unit 13: Promoting Public Health

Plus 2 optional units, to be decided.

The Diploma course include an optional 100 hurs of work experience.

Students undertake a range of activities in class including independent and group work and presentations.

Entry requirements

At least 5 A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent) including English and Maths and/or BTEC qualification(s) at Level 2..


Units 1, 2 and 5 are externally assessed. Students can achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* for each assignemtn and the course.

Financial information

Students would benefit from having a copy of the core text book.


Future opportunities

This qualification is designed to enable students to enter the health and social care sector in a job such as a carer or trainee nursery assistant. Alternatively, the qualification can be used alongside other level 3 courses to gain entry to college or university to study health and social care at a higher level.

Further information

For further information on the requirements and content of this course, please contact Ms S Anderson.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years