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Health and Social Care (BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3) at Central College Nottingham

Course description

This course is for those looking for a career in Health or Social Care.

Course content

Subject studied include:

  • Communication
  • Equality, Diversity & Rights
  • Health, Safety & Security
  • Development Through the Life Stages
  • Caring for Children and Young People
  • Anatomy & Physiology

Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language and Maths*
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification including GCSE English Language and Maths* at grade A*-C

*If you do not have both GCSE English Language and Maths at A*-C, we may accept one of them at Grade D in addition to your 4 GCSEs at A*-C. Functional Skills may be accepted instead of GCSE English and/or Maths. Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE Grade D and Level 2 to GCSE Grade C.

Adults who are aged 19+ with relevant industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.


All units are assessed by coursework. There is a substantial amount of coursework required to complete the course and learners should expect to do College work in their own time.

Future opportunities

Further Study:

Students who complete the year can enrol for a further year to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care. A further year's study would lead to the full BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, worth 3 A Levels.

Career opportunities include:

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Family Support Worker
  • Youth Work
  • Community Care Assistant
  • Day Care Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Medical Technican
  • Clinical Support Worker

Further information

To support your application we will ask you to bring in a school report.

All learners need to pay £45 for a Disclosure and Barring Service check and £15 for a t-shirt. Any offer of a place on the course is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service clearance. This course will be delivered over 2 days a week. You are advised to buy a course textbook.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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