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Health & Social Care - BTEC National Extended Certificate & Diploma at Outwood Academy Hemsworth

Course description

Duration: 2 Years What will I Study?

If you are interested in a career in nursing, teaching or social care, this vocational qualification is an excellent choice. Available as a single, double or triple qualification, this is a two year course suitable for those who wish to go on to study at degree level. Not only can it help you to gain a place on a teaching, social work or related degree, it also stands students who wish to enter an apprenticeship in good stead. The course involves in-depth study of many facets of health and social care, quite broad units on working in health and social care.




Course content

What Will I Study?

Units studied at level 3 Health and Social Care include:

Human Lifespan Development.

Working in Health & Social Care.

Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs.

Enquiries into current research in Health and Social Care

Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

Promoting Public Health 


Entry requirements

Students should hold a minimum of 5 A* - C GCSE grades (or the new Grades 4 - 9) including Grade C (Grade 4+) or above in English Language


How will I be assessed?

Units will be assessed in one of three ways;

Assignment set and marked within the academy.

Tasks set and marked by the Exam board

Written exam set and marked by the exam board

Future opportunities

Completion of this course opens up opportunities in both the caring professions and further education.

Career routes include;



Youth work

Private Sector Care Industries

Careers in NHS


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 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 39 and 78 Weeks