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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at Hall Cross Academy

Course description

This qualification has been designed to account for two-thirds of a two-year, full time study programme for learners who are intending to go onto further education or employment in a related sector.

It supports access to a range of higher education courses and is the equivalent of two A Levels.

Course content

Year 12

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support
  • Psychological Perspectives

Year 13

  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Work Experience

Entry requirements

  • To cope successfully, we expect a minimum of 6 GCSE’s including English and Maths.
  • Since you will be given plenty of opportunities to develop your own learning, you will need to be highly motivated and organised.
  • Students are required to complete a work experience programme as part of the course.



Year 12 – Two exams (both 90 minutes) and two pieces of coursework.

Year 13 – Two pieces of coursework and two controlled assessment tasks.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care qualifies for UCAS points.

It provides students with a wide choice of progress options into further study, training, or relevant employment.

Students who successfully complete the qualification will be well equipped to move onto areas such as health care, nursing midwifery and nursery nursing.

Further information

In addition to the more formally assessed units, students are also expected to undertake a work experience programme within their final year of study.

Learners are required to complete 100 hours within a relevant health or social care sector and log their experiences to exhibit evidence of all skills and knowledge acquired.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hall Cross Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 May 2016
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