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Health and Social Care BTEC level 3 National Diploma at Ormiston Bushfield Academy

Course description

The Level 3 BTEC course in Health and Social Care is ideal for students who wish to develop their understanding of caring organisations and the clients they serve. Health & Social care looks at the UK’s health and social system with relevance to our own lives and experience.

Course content

The BTEC National Diploma course is equivalent to two A Levels. Studied over two years, it consists of eight mandatory units.


  • In Year One you will look at effective communication in Health and Social Care and equality, diversity and rights. You will focus on development through the life stages and health, safety and security.


  • Year Two involves anatomy and physiology, and sociological and psychological perspectives.
  • The course also looks at personal and professional development within the care environment.

    A further four units are also completed over the two years, two in each year. These are:

  • Caring for Children and Young People

  • Public Health

  • Nutrition for Health and Social Care

  • Applied Psychological Perspectives

    Importantly, students also get the opportunity to carry out a minimum of 100 hours of work experience in three organisations, giving them vital hands-on inisght.

    The units are assessed through assignments related to your chosen vocational area. They include a range of activities such as research, practical tasks, discussions, and visits to various settings, presentations and surveys.


Future opportunities

A number of our students go on to Higher Education, either through degree courses at Universities across the country or a BTEC Higher Diploma.

Further information

Other students go into employment in care homes, hospitals, day centres and nurseries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Bushfield Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years