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Health and Social Care : Level 3 Cambridge Extended Certificate (= 1 A-level)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course really focuses on the vocational aspects of Health & Social Care so you will find a lot of teaching is based in work experience/placement visits or case studies/role plays. There will also be group discussions, case study work, presentations, guest speakers, creation of resources, individual research, role play and so on. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement where you will be able to apply some of the knowledge gained in lessons and develop your skills. Throughout the course you will develop various skills including research, ICT, analytical, problem solving, developing your own learning, presentation skills, and learning to work independently as well as in groups, which will develop your communication skills. This course will provide you with an up to date and relevant insight into the world of Health and Social Care and will prepare you well for a career in the field and undertake work experience.


 All students take four core units:
• Building positive relationships in Health and Social Care
• Equality, diversity and rights in Health and Social Care
• Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care
• Anatomy and physiology for Health and Social Care

You will also take four optional units such as:
• Nutrition for health
• The impact of long term physiological conditions
• The impact of long term physiological conditions
• Psychology for health and social care

How will it be delivered?

Students will be assessed by a mixture of assignments and written exams. Three units will be assessed by external examination. The remaining units will be assessed by internal coursework assignments.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade A*- C/ 4 - 9, or equivalent, including a C/4 in English Language and a D or 3 in Science. An interest in Health and Social Care would be advantageous.

Your next steps...

 The majority of students who have completed the course have continued into further education or training. Many of our students have chosen careers in social work, nursing, health management, radiography & teaching.

What does the course combine well with?

Complementary subjects are Sociology, Psychology and Biology. Students can also take complementary courses such as Science, especially if interested in a career in Health Care.


This qualification is equivalent to one A-Level and has comparable UCAS points.


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