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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Certificate

Course title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

Department: Health Studies

Course Overview: Our suite of health and social care courses are for learners who wish to work in healthcare roles including nursing, midwifery, social work, biomedical, radiology, physiotherapy, art therapy, care work, and nutrition 

Our courses can provide you with a life-like experience of the requirements of working in a health care setting. Building upon your passion and interest, learners have access to learn in our simulated health room, whereby you will have an opportunity to practice the skills needed to work in a health and social care environment, this includes developing effective communication skills, problem-solving skills, and many more.  Our holistic curriculum develops your skills and attitude so that you will know what it is like to build positive relationships with others, show compassion, empathy, and equality and diversity in a healthcare setting.  We will support you to develop a person centred approach to care.  

You will focus on anatomy, medical physics, nutrition, and biochemistry. You will learn about how to support young people or old people facing challenging circumstances. With an opportunity to work with our NHS sponsors, Guys and St Thomas Trust, your projects will link to areas such as podiatry, dementia, and public health.  Gaining first-hand information from practitioners about the work they do and the challenges faced, you too will have an opportunity to participate in relevant work experience in a healthcare setting.  You will also have the opportunity to work towards the Care Certificate, a requirement for all workers in hospital settings. 

Duration of qualification: 2 years

Course Entry Requirements: 5-6 GCSEs at grade 9-5 (A*-C) including English Language and Maths

Timetable hours: 6 hours per week
Assessment method: 2 x 1.5-hour exam plus practical and written assessments throughout the course.

Qualification:  Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate is equivalent to 1 A level

Exam Board: Edexcel Pearson;


Year 1

Year 2

Courses Available: BTEC

Career Pathways: Graduates of Health are able to progress on to a health or social care related degree at university, a level 4/5 apprenticeships and/or into employment

Transferable Skills: 

Health Studies graduates develop their communication, problem-solving, people skills, and organisation skills

Other Information: N/A

Suggested Reading:

BTEC National Health and Social Care Student Book 1, Publisher: Pearson, Author: Marilyn Billingham, Pamela Davenport, Hilary Talman, Nicola Matthews, Beryl Stretch, Elizabeth Haworth

ISBN: 9781292126012

BTEC National Health and Social Care Student Book 2, Publisher: Pearson Author: Carolyn Aldworth, Nicola Matthews, Sue Hocking, Pete Lawrence, Marjorie Snaith, Mary Whitehouse, Elizabeth Haworth

ISBN: 9781292126029


Head of Health Studies:

Miss St Hilaire and

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