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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BTEC LEVEL 3 at Trinity Catholic School

Course description

Course overview

The BTEC Health and Social Care Subsidiary Diploma provide learners with a skill based course. The BTEC qualifications are designed to share a common purpose of helping people become occupational ready, to take up or prepare for employment within the Health and Social Care sector or progress into further education. The course provides the learner with an opportunity to gain core specialist knowledge, understanding and skills, including communication skills in health and social care, equality and diversity, health, safety and security in health and social care, required by the sector. Learners will also have the opportunity to gain hands on experience within the Health and Social Care sector.  The completion of this qualification will provide career/educational development opportunities with progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the same or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level.

Course content

Areas of Study

There are 4 Mandatory Units of Study:

  • Unit 1 Developing effective communication in Health and Social care.
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care.
  • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care.

Development Through the Life Stages

Health and Social Care Assessments for BTEC Level 3

All assessments are coursework based:

  • Create a portfolio of work
  • Research presentation
  • Observations in placements.

Completion of written, typed, verbal or video assignments.





Yr 12

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3


Yr 13

Unit 4

Choice of optional units (TBC)

Choice of optional units (TBC)


Future opportunities

Progression to other courses

Degree in Health and Social Care

Nursing (other qualifications also needed)

Further information

Suggested Career Paths

  • Nursing Home
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Social Care
  • Education Support
  • Nursery


Skills Developed


  • Practical
  • Independent working
  • Creative
  • Aural
  • Communication
  • ICT
  • Teamworking
  • Problem Solving
  • Application of Number
  • Improving own learning and performance
  • Observation skills
  • Evaluation skills


Trips and Outings

Work experience placements

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: Edexcel