BTEC Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care Level 3

Health, Public Services and Care

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

What will you be working towards?

Code 116
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


BTEC Health and Social Care has been developed specifically by the health and social care sector to provide:

  • Transferable knowledge and skills through applied learning to prepare learners for a range of higher education courses and job roles in the sector.
  • The opportunity for full time learners to enter employment in the health and social care sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Health & Social Care.
  • A range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.


Year 12


One examination & one mandatory unit of assignments

Exam Unit:

Unit 1:  Human Lifespan Development 

Mandatory Unit

Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care & Support Needs

Year 13


One examination and one optional unit

Exam Unit:

Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care

Optional Units x 1:

Unit 10: Sociological Perspectives

Unit 11: Psychological Perspectives

Unit 12: Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

Unit 14: Physiological Disorders & their Care

How will it be delivered?

Exams and Assessment

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE Examinations including English and Maths.

Your next steps...

This qualification provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. The qualification also provides career development opportunities for those wishing to articulate to higher education, degree, and other professional development programmes.

The course is an engaging programme, suited to anyone who is keen to develop a career within the health and social care sector. It provides robust opportunities for learners to gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas relating health and social care.  As well as working in traditional care settings like hospitals, residential homes, sheltered accommodation, hospices and day care centres, there are career opportunities in areas such as health education and promotion, welfare, community development and health research.