Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (VRQ)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care

What will you be working towards?

Code NFC00093
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3


This course consists of a wide variety of units which will prepare people for further study at university or entry to employment in various health and social care environments. There is a significant work placement element of this programme, in which you will gather valuable skills and experience with one of our many partner organisations.


Units you may study include: Human growth and development Psychological perspectives Infection prevention and control Anatomy and physiology Nutrition Research skills Communication Safeguarding Equality, diversity and rights Employability skills

How will it be delivered?

2 Course Duration (Years) 95% Assessment - Coursework 5% Assessment - Exam Apprenticeship Option

Entry requirements

Ideally at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-5 or A*-C including English and Maths or a Level 2 qualification, but this is subject to discussion at your interview. If you haven't already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or grade C in English or Maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications.