“The perfect choice for a career in the healthcare sector and beyond”
BTEC National Diploma Health and Social Care is a very popular and successful vocational course. The range of units studied allows students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the broad area of Health and Social Care. The course has recently been revised due to national developments and includes topics such as anatomy, physiology, public health and working with individuals with additional needs. A work placement providing the opportunity in Year 12 to explore a role in the health, social and early years sectors is an integral part of the course.
The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is equivalent to 1 A-level.
The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is equivalent to 2 A-Levels.
The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.
Additional Entry Requirements
GCSE Maths: 4
GCSE English: 4
Three additional GCSEs, in any subject, at grade C/4 or better.
How will I be assessed?
This course has both internally and externally assessed components; methods of assessment include presentations, role plays and written assignments. Internally assessed units require students to:
- write up the findings of their own research
- use case studies to explore complex or unfamiliar situations
- carry out projects for which they have choice over the direction and outcomes
- demonstrate practical and technical skills using appropriate workplace values and practices.
The requirements of the course will be met through a variety of assignments which are assessed through presentations, role play and by completing coursework tasks in controlled conditions. The number of assignments that need to be completed varies depending on the number of A-Levels the course is equivalent to.
Externally assessed units:
- The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate has two written exams, each lasting 1.5 hours.
- The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma has two written exams, each lasting 1.5 hours and an externally assessed coursework task that lasts 3 hours.
- The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma has three written exams, each lasting 1.5 hours and an externally assessed coursework task that lasts 3 hours.
Students in the Extended Diploma course are required to complete up to 100 hours of relevant work experience.
Students on the Diploma and Extended Diploma courses, must complete all the work required for the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate by the end of Year 12 to be able to continue with their studies in Year 13.
Where can this course take me?
This course can equip you to go to university where you can study a variety of subjects including Social Work, Social Sciences, Sociology, Psychology or onto further training opportunities for example in Child Care and ultimately work within many roles such as a Primary/Secondary Teacher, Social Worker, Care Worker, Nursery Worker and Nursing.
*We offer BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate, National Diploma and National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.