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Health & Social Care Level 3

Level 3

Qualification BTEC Extended Certificate (single) / Diploma (double) / Extended Diploma (triple)

Duration 2 years


Your Health and Social Care course will cover a broad range of topic areas relating to employment and further study in the health and social care sector. Courses include, certificate, double and extended diploma. You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of the units taught. These are likely to include the following areas:

• Human lifespan
• Working in Health and Social Care
• Meeting individual care needs
• Principles of safe practice
• Physiological disorders
• Nutritional health
• Complementary therapies
• Anatomy and physiology
• Enquiries into current research
• Work experience in HSC
• Promoting public health
• Genetics
• Infection prevention


Opportunities for work placements in a variety of Health and Social Care settings. Guest speakers from a variety of settings.


• Externally assessed exams
• Externally assessed controlled assessments
• Internally assessed assignments


General Level 3 entry requirements.


This course links very well with Psychology, Sociology and Sport and Science. It can be taken alongside any other A Level course.


Nurse, Midwife, Paramedic, Youth Worker, Medical Representative, Social Work, Primary teaching, and Care Assistant.


Check out our Culture Vulture link to see what takes your interest.

HSC Culture Vulture

Flying start

Click the link and have a go at our 10-week learning plan to get you off to the best start.

Health and Social Care Flying Start 2022

Course Overview

Follow the link to see an introduction to the course, identifying what you will study with us in the first few months and what you might already know.

Health and Social Care Course Overview