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Health and Social Care Level 3 at Overton Grange School

Course description

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care is equivalent to one A level qualification that is studied over two years (Years 12-13). It provides a specialist work-related qualification. You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to prepare you for employment.

Course content

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care consists of
two written exams as well as two written assignments, one mandatory and one optional. Combined the two assignments and two exams total 360 guided learning hours (GLH).

Written Exam:
1. Human Lifespan and Development (90 GLH)
2. Working in Health and Social care (120 GLH)
Mandatory units:
1. Meeting Individual Care and Support
Needs (90 GLH)

Examples of Optional units (60 GLH):
• Sociological Perspectives
• Psychological Perspectives
• Supporting Individuals with Individuals with Additional Needs
• Physiological Disorders

Entry requirements

Five GCSE’s A*-C, Level 2 BTEC qualifications are accepted and students should aim to get a merit or distinction.


You will be assessed internally through planned written assessments. There will be strict deadlines to meet for the submission of work. You will also be assessed externally and will sit two, 90 minute, exams.

Future opportunities

Health and Social care sectors encompasses staff involved in direct care, e.g. nursing, as well as specialists such as health scientists, technicians, support staff, supervisors and managers. Job opportunities exist in the statutory, private and voluntary provision of care services.

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care is designed as a standalone qualification that provides learners with knowledge and understanding of the health and social care sectors, and specialist knowledge and understanding according to the units studied.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Overton Grange School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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