Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma
Course type: BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diplomas • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
Equivalent to 3 A levels.
This course is a broad-based qualification designed to prepare students for a range of careers in Health & Social Care or for entry into Higher Education. A work placement is a mandatory requirement of the course.
Unit 01: Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
Unit 02: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
Unit 03: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
Unit 04: Development Through the Life Stages
Unit 05: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
Unit 06: Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care*
Unit 07: Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
Unit 08: Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
Unit 10: Caring for Children and Young People
Unit 09: Values and Planning in Social Care
Unit 11: Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence
Unit 12: Public Health
Unit 14: Physiological Disorders
Unit 19: Applied Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
Unit 20: Promoting Health Education
Unit 21: Nutrition for Health and Social Care
Unit 24: Introduction to Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care Settings
Unit 40: Dementia Care
Just under 100% of the course is assessed by coursework.
* Unit 6: Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care requires 100 hours of work experience to be completed. Almost all work placements require a DBS check to prove there is nothing preventing the student from working in the Health & Social Care industry. A fee of £44 will need to be paid for the DBS check.
Most students progress to university to follow a degree course in midwifery, social work, paediatric, adult or mental health nursing, primary teaching, psychology, criminology or health and social care. There are also a number of employment opportunities for students directly after the course.
Grade 4 in Maths and Grade 4 in Core Science preferred
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) with Distinction
1 The opportunity to link theory with practice by participating in a health and social care work placement.
2 You will gain work experience, develop personally and professionally and expand your employability skills.
3 You will be given the opportunity to visit HE institutions and benefit from guest speakers in the field.