BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

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 FV17
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course will prepare you for a range of related occupations without limiting your choices too early.  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.  Previous students have gone on to university to study adult nursing, child nursing, childhood studies and mental health nursing.

The course is equivalent to 2 A-levels and is studied alongside 1 or 2 other A-levels.

As part of the course you will have the opportunity to take part in Health and Social Care related work experience.  This is valuable in complimenting your learning on the course and also in supporting applications you may make to universities or apprenticeships.  Previous students have taken part in placements with the NHS, in education and with the prison service.


You will study 8 units over the course:

  • Human lifespan development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • 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

How will it be delivered?

Over the two year course you will have 3 external assessments (2 exams and 1 synoptic task). The remaining 5 units are assessed internally through coursework.

Entry requirements

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

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