Health and Social Care (Health Sciences) - Level 3 Extended Diploma


Health and Social Care (Health Sciences) - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

About the course

If you're a recent school leaver who wants to specialise in Health and Social Care either in Higher Education or at work, this course could be for you. Taking in everything from human anatomy and physiology to equality and diversity at work, this Extended Diploma will also give you valuable work experience.


You will need four GCSEs at grade C or above, including GCSE English. Alternatively, you can have a BTEC Level  2 Diploma in Health and Social Care at merit level or above (including Level 1 English and Functional Skills).

All applicants will have a formal interview and assessment prior to enrolment. You must bring a reference from a school or employer.

You will study Effective Communication; Equality, Diversity and Rights; Anatomy and Physiology, Social Sciences and complete a research project. You will also go on placement to experience working in a Health and Social Care setting.

You will study Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Assessment is by coursework, work placement and final research project.

Passed with merit or distinction, a BTEC Extended Diploma is the equivalent of three A Levels, and opens up the opportunity for you to study Health, Social Sciences or a related field at University or Higher Education.


Alternatively, it allows for progression to more responsible positions in your workplace, particularly in areas such as Human Resources.

Course information

Start date
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09 September 2019

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
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End date
2 Years
Applied Sciences
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
School Leavers

All full-time courses are FREE to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in their first year of study.

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