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BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (1 A Level equivalent) at Huddersfield New College

Course description

Topics you will cover include:

  • Human lifespan development

  • Health psychology

  • Physiological disorders and their care

  • Meeting individual care and support needs

  • Supporting individuals with additional


  • Work experience in Health and Social Care 

Course content

The Certificate/Extended Certificate is taken alongside two other subjects. This lays the foundations in your knowledge and provides a broad and balanced introduction to common practices including human lifespan and supporting individuals with additional needs. 

Entry requirements

General entry criteria applies, this is available on our website.


The majority of units will be assessed through internal assignments.

Please note the awarding body for all BTEC qualifications recently made the decision to extend the current BTEC courses in our offer beyond 2018. This means that for 2018 entry, all Level 3 vocational subjects will continue to be assessed by coursework only, with the exception of Art and Design.

Future opportunities

There is potential for you to progress onto a wide range of university degrees leading to careers in Health and Social care e.g. Nursing and Social Work. You will also develop your self-confidence and communication skills through group work, role-plays and presentations as well as developing transferable skills such as time management and organisation, which are useful in any area of employment. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Huddersfield New College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2017
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