Accessibility links

Health and Social Care Extended Certificate Level 3 at Teignmouth Community School

Course description

The new BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care use a combination of assessment styles to give students confidence so that they can apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace – and have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses and throughout their career. This range of vocational assessments – both practical and written – mean students can showcase their learning and achievements to best effect when they take their next step, whether that’s supporting applications to higher education courses or potential employers.

Course content

You will complete 4 units over 2 years, learning about the development of the human lifespan, working in the Health and Social industry, how to meet individual care and support needs, and one other unit that suits the group. There are two externally assessed units - all A level equivalents have this element under the new government guidelines, there is however, under BTEC rules the opportunity to retake should it be necessary.

Entry requirements

A GCSE grade 4 in Maths and English, you do not have to have studied health and social care previously, and we recommend those who have not achieved a 5 to study the GCSE.

Future opportunities

There are a wealth of excellent career opportunities in the Health and Social industry supporting all types of people in a variety of settings. This qualification is a great underpinning of a wealth of different careers and offers all sorts of opportunities particularly to those who are unsure of their direction in the industry. Health and Social Care BTEC is highly valued by any employer or higher education establishment. BTEC qualifications teach you to research, write assignments and evaluate, as well as improving your organisational skills. They are widely respected as practical as well as academic qualifications. This qualification may lead you to further education in nursing, social work or any profession connected to the care sector. The new BTEC qualification is recommended and supported by the following organisations and more: Central Manchester University Hospital Trust, North Bristol NHS trust, Universities of Exeter, Southampton, Manchester, Sheffield, and West of England. It is also supported by the British Association of Social Workers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teignmouth Community School directly.

Last updated date: 02 May 2017

Key information