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Health and Social Care - BTEC Level 3 at Lipson Co-operative Academy

Course description

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care is for students who are interested in learning about the health and social care sector as part of a balanced study programme. It is equivalent in size to 1 A Level and supports access to a range of higher education courses.

Entry requirements

C grade in English and Mathematics

C grade in Science (Core) or Additional

5 A*-C GCSE grades

Studying GCSE Health and Social Care is not a requirement of the course but it will help.


The course is assessed both externally and internally, through externally marked exams or by assignments that are marked in school. The qualification grade is an aggregation of a learner’s unit level performance across the four units of study over the two years. At the end of the course you will be awarded a PASS, MERIT, DISTINCTION or DISTINCTION *.

Future opportunities

It should be taken alongside two other subjects such as an A Level in Biology and further Level 3 qualifications, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Nursing or a BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science, amongst other degree courses such as Primary Teaching and Educational Studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lipson Co-operative Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September