BTEC Health and Social Studies BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health & Social 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?

Alternative Title BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Studies
Code KECG19
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Course Description

If you are interested in pursuing a career which involves working with other people, whether this is within a Hospital and Healthcare setting or maybe Social Work or Teaching, then this is the course for you!

There are more than 300 distinct career paths within this sector. More than 80% of our Health and Social Care students continue their studies on degree courses at University. Courses include: Midwifery, Nursing (adult and child), Health and Human Sciences, Social Work, Criminology, Education Studies (Teaching) and Operation Department Practice.

This course is the equivalent to A-Levels and produces UCAS points. Universities widely accept this Level 3 course, either as a triple award or combined with other A-Level/BTEC choices. This course would work well with either a Social Science subject or Science.


Single option:

Extended Certificate equivalent to 1 A-Level

Double option:

Diploma equivalent to 2 A-Levels

Triple Option:

Extended Diploma equivalent to 3 A-Levels

Further Information about our courses including results

As a department, we have a high pass rate with exceptional results at Distinction* and Distinction level. We enjoy working with our sixth formers and promise to support you throughout this exciting course, helping you to achieve the best possible grade!

We also have a dedicated Health and Social Studies area with computers, which you are able to use throughout lessons.

Head of Department: Miss Newman

Teacher: Miss McCairns

Teacher: Ms Worthington

Teacher: Miss Fox

Teacher: Miss Read

Teacher: Mrs Middleton


Course Content and Teaching Units

You will be studying a range of units in relation to Health and Social Care, some of the units you may study are listed below:

Human Lifespan Development

• Working in Health and Social Care

• Biomedical Science

• Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

• Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care

• Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

• Physiological Disorders

• Assessing Children’s Development Support Needs

• Promoting Public Health

• Sociological Perspectives

• Psychological Perspectives

• Nutritional Health

You will also take part in Work experience within a Health and Social Care environment.

How will it be delivered?

The qualification is built up from external exams and internally marked coursework. There is an exam on each qualification path, the double and triple qualifications have additional exams. The coursework has a significant impact on the overall grade, therefore this course would suit learners who prefer project based work.

Entry requirements

A Merit or above is expected in Level 2 Health and Social Studies or Early Years if studied.

A Level 5 in at least one science is preferable.



Your next steps...

Be the next NHS Hero!

Our previous sixth formers have continued to study a range of medical and social science courses at University. This course allows for a broad range of degree subjects to be studied at University: Occupational Therapy, Criminology, Social Work, Teaching/Education, Paramedic Science, Nursing (Adult/Children), and Midwifery etc.

We are proud of our previous sixth form students who have competed for places at highly reputable universities.