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BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

Year 12:  Unit 1, Human Lifespan Development (exam) 25%

                Unit 5, Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (coursework) 25%


Year 13:  Unit 2, Working in Health and Social Care (exam) 34%

                Unit 12, Supporting individuals with Additional Needs. (coursework) 16%


Gaining Skills and Experience


Studying Health and Social Care will allow you to develop critical skills for University and Employment.

Skills like empathy, tolerance, effective communication and responsibility are values integral to our subject, but also important for any future career.

Health and Social Care students receive the opportunity for work experience allowing them to put their skills into practice, and see firsthand the work of professionals. This time also helps them to develop problem solving skills and initiative.


If you are thinking about a career in Health and Social Care, pair this subject with BTEC Science for the perfect introduction to careers like Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Biomedical sciences. Alternatively choosing health and social care alongside Psychology or Sociology will introduce careers in Social Work, Counselling or Criminal Justice.


Health and Social Care will give you a great basis for any career path.

Allowing you to work with others, and understand needs of individuals.

Completing coursework units will give you support in achieving excellent grades


Length of course:  2 years – Extended certificate

                               1 year -  Certificate

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