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Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma Health and 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?

Code HS3FD1Y
Qualification Type National Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is for students interested in learning about factors that affect human development from birth through to old age. It aims to develop students’ understanding of psychological and sociological explanations of behaviour as well as theories about effective communication. Students will learn how to use these theories and concepts in health, social care or early years’ settings and learn the laws and actions necessary to promote equality, rights and safety in the workplace.

 You are encouraged to self-place and seek work experience alongside your studies to enhance your learning experience. A DBS will be needed in order to complete the mandatory work experience unit. 


Assessment of Foundation Diploma: 1st year

Units studied –

Unit 1 Human Lifespan external assessment

Unit 2Working in health and social care internal assessment

Unit 5 Meeting individual needs external assessment

Unit 7 Principals of safe practice internal assessment

Unit 11 Psychological perspectives internal assessment

Unit 19 Nutritional Health

Assessment of Extended Diploma: 2nd year

Units studied -

Unit 3 Anatomy and Physiology external assessment

Unit 4 enquiries into current research external assessment

Unit 6 Work experience in health care setting internal assessment

Unit 8 Promoting Public Health internal assessment

Unit 9 Infection control internal assessment

Unit 12 Supporting individual needs internal assessment

How will it be delivered?

First year

Equivalent in size to 1.5 A Levels.

6 units of which 4 are mandatory and 2 are external.

This qualification is designed as a one-year, full-time course. It is a coherent study of the health and social care sector and supports progression to an Apprenticeship in the sector or to a further year of study at Level 3.

Second year

Equivalent in size to 3 A Levels.

13 units of which 8 are Mandatory and 4 are external.

This qualification has been designed to be the only qualification in a two-year, full-time study programme; it is an in-depth study of the health and social care sector. It supports progression to health and social care related degrees.

Your next steps...

Health and Social Care courses give a good foundation for working with vulnerable people. Students may progress on to Nursing, Midwifery, Counselling and job roles in the NHS, Health Promotion, Teaching and Educational Support work, Social Work, Probation and Police, Youth and Community Work, Nursery Nursing, Child Care Management and Public Health Work.


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