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BTEC Level 3Health & Social Care Extended Diploma at St Wilfrids Catholic High School

Course description

This course is made up of 18 units and is the equivalent of 3 A Levels.  The first 10 are completed in the first year and 8 in the second year. There is a compulsory requirement to complete 100 hours work experience as part of the course.


Course content

This course is equivalent in size to three A Levels. Over the two year course you will study a diverse range of topics including: human development, care and support, public health, psychology, sociology, research techniques and analysis, anatomy, physiology and biological disorders. You will also undertake work experience, planning and logging your own progress in this area.




Entry requirements

5 GCSE's preferably including English and Maths. A merit or above in any BTEC subject shows ability for coursework.



13 units are studied of which 8 are mandatory coursework units and 5 are externally examined. Mandatory content (72%). External assessment (42%).


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A large percentage of the work is done on computers so it is an advantage, although not essential to have access to a computer outside college.

Future opportunities

Health and social care is a suitable course for any future career with vulnerable people, whatever their age, ability or condition. It is valuable for those wishing to go to university, into apprenticeships, or employment. Students have entered nursing, teaching, medical support roles, community and youth work, social work and all types of care from gaining this qualification.


Further information

Work Experience can only be undertaken once a successful DBS check has been undertaken.  If a DBS check is not undertaken or not successful then students will not be able to continue on the Health and Social Care course.

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: 20 July 2017
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