Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

The aim of this course is to develop skills required for employment and for University. By completing this qualification you are providing yourself with a unique platform that gives you the knowledge and skills for a specialist industry that is becoming increasingly competitive.


Course Aims

The course aims to provide you with specialist subject knowledge (child care, relevant legislation and social support for example) that challenges you to apply the knowledge to given work based scenarios.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or equivalent which must also include a grade 4 in Maths and a grade 4 in English Language.


Students studying Health and Social Care progress to a range of destinations. Some follow degree courses in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Child Care. Other students move onto apprenticeships or foundation degrees in nursing or Healthcare Sciences.

This subject would also support progression into the world of work in a range of caring roles including child care, children’s services, housing officer & residential warden.

Awarding Body

This subject can be taken as a single award (Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care) or as a double award (Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care).


For the single award students complete four units in total, two of them are assignment based and two are external examinations.

For the double award students complete eight units in total, five of them are assignment based and three are external examinations.

The assignments will be set and marked by your teacher and then externally moderated. You will complete a series of tasks set in a work-related scenario.

The external examinations will be set and marked by the exam board.

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