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Health & Social Care BTEC level 3 at The Harvey Grammar School

Course description

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE* – BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

Examining Board: PEARSON                                                                        

*Delivered at Folkestone School for Girls – Applicants for this course should apply to The Harvey. Places on the course are subject to capacity.

This qualification is equivalent to a single A Level

Course content

Course Content:

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development (externally assessed unit). We study every age range, from conception through to old age, and consider how different life factors impact on our lives.


Unit 11: Psychological Perspectives (internally assessed unit). In this unit, you will learn about the different

psychological perspectives that have been put forward and how these approaches have influenced thinking and practices in meeting and supporting service user needs.


Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care (externally assessed unit). This unit will help you to understand what it is like to work in the health and social care sector.


Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (internally assessed unit). This unit introduces you to the values and issues that need to be considered when planning care and support that meet the needs of an individual in a social care environment.

Entry requirements

Entry Criteria:  GCSE grade 5 in English and GCSE grade 4 in Maths



Units 1 and 2 are externally assessed through written examinations which are both 1½ hours long. The external

assessment carries a weighting of 58%. Units 5 and 11 are assessed through internally-marked assignments and carry a combined weighting of 42%.

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: 22 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years