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Health & Social Care

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Qualification Type National Extended Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This is a 2 year full time 3 A Level (equivalent) course. The Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care is intended as an applied general qualification. It is a 2 year fulltime course. It is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the health and social care sector. 


 Unit 3 - Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care 

• Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development 

• Unit 2 - Working in Health and Social Care 

• Unit 5 - Meeting Individual Care And Support Needs 

• Unit 7 - Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care 

• Unit 4 - Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care 

• Unit 8 - Promoting Public Health

• Unit 6 - Work Experience in Health and Social Care

How will it be delivered?

A combination of externally and internally assessed units.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 Grade 4's or above.

Your next steps...

This qualification is the main focus of a two-year study programme of learning and is equivalent to three A Levels, meaning that learners will be fully prepared for a range of health and social care degree programmes. The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses, for example: 

• BSc (Hons) in Nursing

• BA (Hons) in Social Work

• BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy

• BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy

• BSc (Hons) in Speech Therapy

• BA (Hons) in Health and Social Care. 


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