Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Certificate (single) (Option Block E)

Health, Public Services and Care

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

What will you be working towards?

Code H&SC EC L3
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


You will learn about the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the human lifespan, and factors affecting development and the effects of ageing.  You will also understand what it is like to work in the health & social care sector. 

In order to be able to provide the care and support individuals need, it is important that you have a good understanding of the principles behind providing quality care and support.  You will study the values and issues that need to be considered when planning care and support that meets the needs of an individual in a health and social care environment.  You will also explore key theoretical perspectives that have been put forward on intellectual, emotional, social and physical development and how they are applied in different settings.


  • Unit 1:    Human Lifespan (Exam)
  • Unit 2:    Working in Health and Social Care (Exam)
  • Unit 5:    Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Unit 12: Supporting Individuals with additional needs

How will it be delivered?

Two externally marked exams and two units of coursework marked internally for the Extended Certificate

Entry requirements

Students will require a minimum of five A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE, including English and

Mathematics and/or Merit at Health & Social Care Level 2.


Your next steps...

Successful completion of this qualification prepares you for a variety of degrees in the health and social care sector leading to some exciting career opportunities. Students follow degree courses such as Midwifery, Radiology, or Nursing or choose to work in social care and become a social worker or counsellor.  Please check the entry requirements for degree programmes, as they do vary. If you decide to enter employment after completing your qualification it can lead to becoming a Care worker.