About the course
On the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care course you will cover 3 mandatory units and one other. These are:
1. Human development (Mandatory)
2. Working in Health and Social Care (Mandatory)
3. Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (Mandatory)
4. Physiological disorders and their care
Will the course suit me?
The ideal student would take an interest in Health and Social Care as a whole subject. They will want to learn about how Health and Social care sectors work and have an interest in professions leading on from this course.
Personal Study Time
BTEC Level 3 students are expected to devote as much time outside the classroom to their studies as in lessons. They will be given significant amounts of homework on a regular weekly basis. The nature of this work will depend on the topic being studied but will always be given in order to reinforce the work covered in class and will often form the basis of assignment work.
The qualification consists of two exam units, and two assignment units. Assignment work is graded through developing a portfolio of evidence which hits specific criteria for each unit. The final grade will be established through a means of calculating a credit score, accumulated through the 4 units.
Minimum Requirements: At least five 4 grades at GCSE and grade 5 in English (Language or Literature)
Recommended Level of Attainment Health and Social Care Level 3: A Merit or above grade at BTEC Health and Social Care Level 2. A grade 5 and above in English is essential.
BTEC Nationals are designed to provide highly specialised work related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. This course will give the students the knowledge, understanding and the skills that they need to prepare for employment. The qualification also provides development for students to go onto higher education, degree or professional development programmes