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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code FV2
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Similar to the Diploma, this course will prepare you for a range of related occupations without limiting your choice too early. It will offer you greater breadth of modules, including a mandatory Work Experience unit. Similarly, it allows a flexible approach to learning through coursework, placements and exams to prepare you for your chosen career. You will put the theory you have learned into practice by carrying out a range of activities and doing your own research. The skills you gain will prepare you for employment or further study at university or college.


The course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.


You will study 13 units over the course. These will include the following:

  • Human lifespan development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Anatomy and physiology in Health and Social Care
  • Work Experience
  • Current research into Health and Social Care
  • Meeting individual care and support needs
  • Principles of safe practice in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting public health
  • Physiological disorders and their care
  • Nutritional Health
  • Infection prevention and control

A further two units will be delivered, taking into account the needs and preferences of the learners who have chosen the course. These can be in Psychological perspectives, Sociological perspectives, caring for people with dementia, mental wellbeing, complementary therapies and many more.

How will it be delivered?

Over the two year course you will have 4 external assessments (3 exams and 1 synoptic task). The remaining 9 units are assessed internally through coursework.

Entry requirements

Five or more GCSE grades 9-4 or equivalent, including Grade 4 in English Language and Maths.

Minimum of a Grade 4 or equivalent if you have previously studied Health and Social Care.


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