Accessibility links

Health and Social Care Level 3 BTEC National (Subsidary) Diploma at Gosford Hill School

Course description

This new Level 3 BTEC National will give you a broad introduction to the knowledge and skills required in the field of Health and Social Care. It builds on the Level 2 BTEC First Award and allows students to further develop and extend their vocational studies. It includes 6 mandatory and 2 optional units.

Working in Health or Social Care involves working with people of all ages and backgrounds to improve and support their wellbeing. The two year course is equivalent to two A Levels and will prepare you for higher education or employment.

Course content

Year 12 Units:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support needs
  • Physiological Disorders

Year 13 Units

  • Work experience in health and Social care
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Principles of safe practice in Health and Social care
  • Nutritional health

Entry requirements

Though preferable students wishing to study Health and Social Care, do not require any prior knowledge of Health and Social Care at GCSE.


The course offers a range of assessment methods which will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of the sector in variety of practical scenarios. There are 2 written exams, 1 controlled assessment task and 5 assignments externally verified by Pearson.

In year 13 you will also complete a 100 hour work placement directly related to a Health and Social Care setting and a personal development portfolio which is based on self-reflection and self evaluation.

Future opportunities

This Health and Social course will enable you to pursue university courses such as Early Childhood Studies, Nursing, Primary Teaching, Health and Social Care and Social Work. It will also provide you with skills for careers in healthcare, working with the disabled, children and the elderly.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gosford Hill School directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years