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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate at Nailsea School

Course description

Equivalent to one A Level awarded the same UCAS points as one A Level, recognised by all universities. Learners must complete a pass grade or above in all units. This course is awarded at pass, merit and distinction level. This course offers a broad basis for the health and social care sector.

Course content

Human lifespan development - examining the physical, intellectual, emotional, social development across the human life span and the factors affecting development. This content will serve as an introduction to health and social care needs and so will sit at the heart of the qualification.

Working in Health and Social Care - explores what it is like to work in the health and
social care sector, including the roles and responsibilities or workers and organisations. These include maintaining the safety of and safeguarding individuals
with health and social care needs, making sure that you properly handle their personal information and preventing discrimination towards them.

Meeting individual care needs - learners focus on the principles and practicalities that underpin meeting individual’s care and support needs, which are the foundation of all the care disciplines.

Sociological perspectives of Health and Social Care - Learners study the application of sociological approaches to health and social care, and explore social inequalities in society, you will be better equipped to understand and support people who come from different social groups.

Entry requirements

To be able to identify and use effectively a range of skills, techniques, concepts,
theories and knowledge whilst applying this to realistic settings appropriate for
today’s Health and Social contexts.

Entry requirements: 5 grade 4s at GCSE Level or pass at BTEC Level 2

Entry to the Sixth Form is not automatic, but depends on:

Achieving 5 grade 4s or above for entry to level 3 courses and meeting the individual entry requirements of your chosen Level 3 courses.


Coursework: 50%

Examination: 50%

Future opportunities

This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education. Areas to consider - any degree in health professions, nursing (adult, children, mental health), special needs, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational health, etc. health visitor, teaching (all age groups), police force, social work, prison officer…

Further information

Possibility of work experience in an associated field.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 December 2017

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