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September 2020
2 Years
Course code ED3HPPF1LC

Health and Social Care: Health Care Pathway, BTEC Extended Diploma

What will I do on this course?

This Level 3 Health and Social Care has two pathway options – health care and social care. These allow you to take a tailored approach to your career and provide the best opportunities for progression. The two-year course will develop your knowledge and practical skills in a wide range of industry subjects and includes an industry placement of 315 hours per year.

Units include anatomy and physiology, development through the life stages, safe practice, research methods, dementia care, biomedical science, nutrition for health and physiological disorders and complementary therapies.

As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills, attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID) or Future Academy. You will also complete a work placement or extended industry placement. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.

How will I be assessed?

We’ll assess your coursework – which includes projects, assignments and presentations – and your practical activities both in College and at your industry placement. There are also four exams over the two years.

What could I do after this course?

This course will enable you to progress to the degree in Integrated Mental Health and Social Care or Health and Social Care Practice at University Centre Weston. You can progress to university in either health or social care related fields, or gain employment in a variety of areas, including youth work, family support or healthcare.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification.

Course Level

Level 3


Loxton campus

iAn interview is required for this course.

What our students say

Ella Jones-Loates, Health and Social care

Ella Jones-Loates

“I enjoyed my course very much, particularly the teachers and the friends I've made”

Former school: Gordano

Course: Health and Social Care

What next? Going to university to study midwifery.

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