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BTEC Health & Social Care DOUBLE AWARD Level 3 at St Anselm's Catholic School

Course description

 “Interesting, relevant to my chosen career and thoroughly enjoyable”

Course overview

Health and Social Care is a broad term that relates to the integrated services that are available from health and social care providers.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diplomas in Health and Social Care provide the opportunity for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes, essential for successful performance in working life. The qualifications are equivalent to one, two and three A levels

The students study: - 4 units for the Extended Certificate 3 of which are mandatory and 2 external.

                                        8 units for the Diploma 6 of which are mandatory and 3 external.

                                       13 units for Extended Diploma 8 of which are mandatory and 4 external.

Year 1 and 2

Students will study the designated units required over two years.

The mandatory units are:

· Human lifespan development

· Working in Health and Social Care

· Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

· Principles of Safe practice in Health and Social Care

· Promoting Public Health

· Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

· Work experience in Health and Social Care


There are a range of optional units that the students can choose from.

There are opportunities for students to pick up the Diploma or Extended Diploma at the end of the first year if students wish to.


Course content



Visits to local health service providers, care homes, rehabilitation centres, hospitals and GP surgeries. Mandatory 100 hours work experience in the health and social care sector.

Entry requirements



Future opportunities

University, Social Work, Nursing, Health Sector, Youth Workers, Teaching, Public Services, Occupational Therapy.

Previous students have secured places at University for Nursing, Midwifery, Counselling and Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Health and Social Care, Teaching and Criminology

Further information

This course is a Double Award.  Students may also opt to take a Single Award (equivalent to one A Levels or an Extended Diploma (equivalent to three A Levels).

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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: 08 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year