Health and Social Care, BTEC, Level 3 Extended Certificate (Single)
Health, Public Services and Care
The content of this qualification has been designed to ensure it supports
progression towards higher study. Learners taking this qualification will study
three mandatory units: Human Lifespan Development, Working in Health
and Social Care and Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs. Learners
can select one optional units that cover the biological or sociological topics
relevant to the different parts of the sector to support their progression to
specialised degree programmes in the sector.
Learners taking this qualification will study three mandatory units:
• Human Lifespan Development
• Working in Health and Social Care
• Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Learners can select one optional units that cover the biological or sociological
topics relevant to the different parts of the sector to support their progression
to specialised degree programmes in the sector. To develop a better
understanding of the demands of working in the sector and to demonstrate
their commitment and interest in the sector when applying for further study,
learners can choose to take a minimum of 100 hours’ work experience as
part of the course. Optional units allow learners to develop their interests in
different parts of the sector.
BTEC Nationals use a combination of assessment styles to give students
confidence they can apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace – and
have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses. This
range of vocational assessments – practical and written – mean students can
showcase their learning and achievements to best effect when they take their
next step, whether that’s supporting applications to higher education courses
or potential employers. BTEC Nationals use three types of assessment:
Assignments - Students complete a series of tasks set in a work-related
scenario, which you can tailor to local industry needs.
Tasks - Require students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a
real-life scenario they are likely to encounter in the workplace. They provide
students work based challenges, where they are faced with realistic work
conditions and time-based pressures.
Written exams - Students draw on essential information to create written
answers to practical questions in exam conditions.
Minimum grade 4 in GCSE English.
This qualification is generally taken alongside other qualifications as part of
a 2-year programme of learning. This will enable learners to progress to a
degree programme chosen from a range of programmes in the health and
social care sector. The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and
is recognised by higher education institutions as contributing to meeting
admission requirements to many relevant courses.