Health and Social Care BTEC National Extended Certificate Level 3

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Code HC_Pearson
Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This BTEC National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care course will involve students passing four units of work, two exams and two units of coursework. Students will learn a range of employability skills including:

  • Cognitive and Problem Solving Skills – Critical thinking

  • Intrapersonal Skills – Communicating, Working Collaboratively, Negotiating and Influencing and Self Presentation

  • Interpersonal Skills – Self Management, Adaptability and Resilience, Self-Monitoring and Development.

Students will learn about the Health and Social Care industry which ranges from school settings to hospital settings.

All units will be marked internally and then moderated by an external examination board assessor.


Skills gained will provide a broad introduction to Science.  You will learn Technical and Practical Skills.

We actively encourage students to participate in work-related activity including work tasters, volunteering or a work placement. This provides students with the opportunity to develop their career choices; experience the world of work and develop employability skills. Extra-curricular activities such as trips and visits.

How will it be delivered?

Coursework and Examination

Human Lifespan Development – Exam

Working in Health and Social Care – Exam

Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs - Coursework

Entry requirements

2 Year Course - Normally 5 GCSE grades in the range of 9-4, including Maths, English and Science (minimum Grade 4)


Your next steps...

You could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education, BTEC Higher Nationals or NVQ Levels 3 and 4 in areas of medicine, childcare, healthcare, Nutrition, or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Health and Social Care such as a Nurse, Midwife, Dietician, Teacher or areas of Social Work. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the social sectors.