Level 3 - Health and Social Care

Health, Public Services and Care

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

What will you be working towards?

Code W08SPL3HSC101
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is built in two parts that are one-year each. The first year of study is a Certificate in Health and Social Care. The second year of study is an Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

This course will enable you to develop relationships with a range of service users and be able to plan for their individual care needs. You will learn how to complete a care plan and identify basic care needs as well as the equipment needed to support that person to maintain their independence.

You will develop key skills that employers are looking for such as time management, care planning, report writing, communication skills and how to work effectively with other professionals.

You will also develop your personal qualities such as compassion, respect for others, valuing opinions and other key skills.


You will study a range of topics including:
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Development
  • Communication
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Research Skills
  • Reflective Practice
  • Safeguarding

How will it be delivered?

Your course assessments may include:
  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Case Studies
  • Group and Individual Tasks
  • Externally Assessed Controlled Assessment
  • Portfolio of Evidence from Work Experience
  • Internal timed assessments
  • Witness statement and observation

Your next steps...

  • Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Level 5 Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship (if employed)
  • Nursing or Midwifery Degrees
  • Diagnostics Radiography (you will need GCSE Science)