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Health and Social Care Level 3 BTEC at Oriel High School

Course description

The qualification will give you the knowledge, understanding and competency needed
when considering entering employment in the health and social care sector.
You will gain grounding in the essential skills and broad fundamentals crucial to this area of study, giving you the opportunity to build on these afterwards, or to enter into your first job within this sector.

Course content

The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is equivalent in size to 2 A Levels and is for students intending to study further towards a degree, probably in the health and social care sector, alongside a further qualification related to their chosen field.
The Extended Certificate is equivalent in size to one A Level.
Everyone taking the Diploma will study six mandatory units, covering the following
content areas:
»» Human Lifespan Development. *
»» Working in Health and Social Care. *
»» Meeting Individual Support Needs. *
»» Safe Practice.
»» Research.
»» Public Health
*These are units taught in the Extended Certificate Qualification.

Entry requirements

Entrance Requirements
5 or more grades at A*-C including equivalents across at least 4 subjects.
It is preferable to have achieved a C grade in English and Maths.


How will I be assessed?
The Diploma will be taught over 720 guided learning hours and has 2 examinations, 1
set task (external) and 5 units of internally assessed coursework, with practical elements included.
The Extended Certificate will be taught over 360 guided learning hours and has 2
examinations and two units of internally assessed coursework.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oriel High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Can be 1 or 2 years