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BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care at The City of Leicester College

Course description

For more information on the content of this course please contact the college

Course content

There are a wide range of topics covered on the Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma courses.  Areas covered include growth and development, working in health and social care, promoting public health, health and safety, sociological and psychological perspectives, complementary therapies, dementia care, nutritional health amongst many more

Entry requirements

For all Level 3 subjects five or more GCSE’s are required at grade C including Grade 5 in Maths & English Language.  All students must continue with Maths and English if they have not achieved a Grade 4                                    

Students will either need to have a GCSE Grade C in English, with three other GCSE subjects at Grade C or above, or they will need a Merit at Level 2 in BTEC First Health and Social Care. They must have the ability to get on well with people and an interest in working with people from diverse social groups.


Most of the work will be coursework based and this may take the form of written work, power points, presentations, role plays and posters.  Most units are internally assessed and then verified by other health and social care teachers. The Extended Certificate and Diploma course will involve taking two examinations in Growth and Development and Working in Health and Social Care, with an additional exam in Anatomy and Physiology for the students who undertake the Extended Diploma.

Future opportunities

You could take this short course with a related GCE or other qualification to prepare for further education in areas of health such as BTEC Higher National in Health Studies or related degree programmes. You could also go on to study an NVQ vocational qualification in health studies, which could be work-based. With further training, you could go into a job related to health such as a Food Nutritionist or Health Visitor. The course provides a work related programme of study so you could go straight into a job as it helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers are looking for, especially in the health sector.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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: 06 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 2 years