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Health and Social Care (BTEC) Level 3 Extended Diploma at Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form

Course description

This qualification is designed for  learners preparing for roles in health and social care, for example health care assistant, support worker as well as further study on a vocational degree including Social work; Nursing; Occupational Health, Early years, teaching etc. It is designed to be the substantive part of a 16-19 study programme for learners who want a strong core of sector study and a focus on health and social care.  

Course content

The Health and Social Care (BTEC) Triple Award consists of 13 Units.

8 units are mandatory and 5 are optional.


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs Grade 4 or above OR a BTEC level 2 qualification in Health and Social care or a related area. 


Assessment for the course is by coursework during the 2 years and 3 exams and 1 external task at the end of the 2 years.

Students must also comlete 100 hours work placement over the 2 years.

The Health and Social Care (BTEC) Level 3 Extended Diploma is the equivalent of 3 A Levels.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of a BTEC  National qualification learners can progress into or within employment and/or continue their study in the same vocational area. Careers may include social work, nursing and residential care management.

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: 03 October 2017
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    • Sixth Form
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    • 01204 333266
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