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Health & Social Care: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care (Block B) at The Folkestone Academy

Course description

This course covers various aspects of health and social care: service provision; values, rights and responsibilities; care settings; communication; health and well- being; understanding human behaviour and practitioner roles. 

In Unit 1 you will cover physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the human lifespan, and the factors affecting development and the effects of ageing. 

Unit 2 explores what it is like to work in the health and social care sector, including the roles and responsibilities of workers and organisations. 

For Unit 6 you will complete reports relating to the care and support provided for individuals which draw together how underpinning values and principles are applied through working practices, including multi-disciplinary working. You will complete the reports using knowledge and understanding from your studies of the sector and apply both transferable and specialist knowledge and skills. 

Finally, in Unit 16 you will explore the role of health and social care services in providing care and support to individuals with additional needs.

Course content

The course comprises foru units, three of which are mandatory and two of which are assessed externally.

Unit 1 (M) - Human Lifespan Development 

Unit 2 (M) - Working in Health & Soci9al Care

Unit 6 (M) - Meeting Individual Care And Support Needs

Unit 16 - Supporting Individuals With Addiional Needs


Entry requirements

GCSE at Grade C+ or BTEC/NCFE at Merit+ in a health & social care-related discipline, as well as C+ in GCSE Core Science and 4+ in GCSE English. Candidates without a Level 2 qualification in a health & social care-related discipline will be considered through interview.


Written examination (1h) - externally assessed (25%)
Written examination (1h 30m) – externally assessed (33%)
Assignment - set and assessed internally (25%)
Assignment - set and assessed internally (17%)

Future opportunities

In addition to the health & social care-specific content, you will develop transferable and higher order skills that are valued by higher education providers and employers. The study of health & social care particularly encourages the development of skills such as critical thinking, communication, working collaboratively, self- management, adaptability and resilience.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask the school careers staff or Head of Sixth Form or take a look at the website identified above.

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: 27 October 2017
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