Health and Social Care BTEC Extended Certificate (Single Award) Level 3 (Block A and D)

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 15
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


If you are looking to work within the health and social care sector, such as nursing, midwifery, social work or related careers such as teaching then this is the course for you.

This course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge needed to begin professional work in a range of health and social care settings or for an excellent route into higher education. The course content is delivered in a creative way enabling you to be as active and work-related as possible. Alongside this, it provides robust opportunities for you to gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas relating to health and social care.


In the Extended Certificate you will study the following units:

Unit 5 - Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development exam

Unit 11 - Psychological Perspectives

Unit 2 - Working in Health and Social Care

How will it be delivered?

Unit 5 - Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs – Coursework – Year 12

Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development - 1½ hr exam – Year 12

Unit 7 - Principles of Safe Practice in Health & Social Care - Coursework -  Year 12

Unit 8 - Promoting Public Health - Coursework - Year 12

Unit 11 - Psychological Perspectives – Coursework – Year 13

Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care - 1½ hr exam – Year 13

Unit 14 - Physiological disorders and their care - Coursework - Year 13

Unit 4 - Enquiries into Current Research in Health & Social Care - Controlled  Assessment - Year 13

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 subjects at A*– C (Grade 4 or higher) or equivalent with at least a Grade 5 in GCSE English or BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care (Distinction or higher, including a pass or higher in the examined element or distinction/distinction* overall)

In order to take the Double Award you MUST choose the Single Award too so that you undertake the correct number of lessons 

Your next steps...

What can I do after I have completed this course?

  • Registered care homes
  • Social work
  • Hospital and primary care trusts
  • Health centres
  • Health visitors
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Doctor
  • Children’s worker
  • Teacher
  • Apprenticeships
  • Foundation/ BA or BSc degree
  • Paediatrician