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Health and Social Care BTEC level 3 Diploma at Edmonton County School

Course description

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care is equivalent in size to two A-levels and is an excellent choice of course for students with a great interest and enthusiasm in the Health or Social Care sector. It is a vocational course that will provide students with both the knowledge and skills needed for a range of health or care environments. Students will enjoy learning a wide variety of topics from how humans develop throughout their lifespan, how to promote public health and current research enquiries in health and social care. 

Course content

Students will study a wide range of units- coursework units include Meeting Individual Care and Support needs, Principles of safe practice, and Promoting Public Health. Units that will be examined will be Human Lifespan Development, Working in Health and Social Care and Enquiries into current research. 

Entry requirements

Merit (minimum) in KS4 BTEC HSC if previously taken. Plus, 5 GCSE Grades A*-C


Three of the taught units will be assessed by examinations. The other five units taught will be assessed by coursework tasks to be completed by set deadlines. Each unit of coursework is assessed using the following criteria- Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Future opportunities

Progression on to a range of Health and Social Care specific courses at college or university level. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Edmonton County School directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September