BTEC Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
||National Certificate (BTEC)
To enjoy this subject you must have a keen and natural interest in working with people to help care for them, maintain their health, and assist in the development of their holistic needs.
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care aims to provide an introduction the sector. It is for learners who are interested in learning about the health and social care sector as part of a balanced study programme. It is equivalent in size to one A Level.
The qualification supports access to a range of higher education courses possibly, but not exclusively, in health and social care, if taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications.
The mandatory content of the qualification incorporates topics relevant across the health and social care sector:
Human Lifespan Development, Working in Health and Social Care and Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs.
- Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
- Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
- Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
- Development through the Life Stages
- Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
- Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
- Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
- Nutrition for Health and Social Care
- Physiological Disorders
- Health Psychology
How will it be delivered?
Units are internally assessed by means of assignments, case studies, presentations and projects. Tutorial support is an essential part of this Health and Social Care course.
Exam Board: Edexcel
Structure of Course: 50 % course work and 50% Exams
- 1. Human Lifespan Development – Exam
- 2. Working in Health and Social Care – Exam
- 3. Meeting individual Care Needs - Coursework
- 4. Optional Unit discussed with the class
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9 including maths, English and science
Your next steps...
Degree courses in Childcare, Counselling, Nursing, Mid-wifery, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy. These degrees typically lead in to careers in Early Years Education, Social Work with Adults and children, Mental Health Counselling, Nursing, care work with the elderly and people with specific needs.
This qualification is generally taken alongside other qualifications as part of a 2–year programme of learning. This will enable learners to progress to a degree programme chosen from a range of programmes in the health and social care sector.
This BTEC Nationals provides transferable knowledge and skills that will prepare learners for progression to university. The transferable skills that universities value include:
• The ability to learn independently
• The ability to research actively and methodically
• To be able to give presentations and be active group members.