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Health & Social Care

The BTEC National Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (Level 3) Programme will give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding in a practical context and gain relevant work experience which will improve their employability prospects. Students as part of their programme have to undertake a minimum of 72 hours per year in a Health and Social Care setting.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 3 or above.

    Assessment Method

    Internal assessed assignments and exam based external assessments.

    Aims of the course

    This programme aims to give students the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to have a successful career in the Health and Social Care industry an apprenticeship or move onto a university level course.

    Progression Opportunities

    After this programme students will be able to move on to university level courses an apprenticeship or employment.


    Students will complete some units in practical setting such as day centres and carry out a work placement in a health and social care setting.

    Career Options

    On successful completion of the course you could enter employment in the healthcare industry or with further study you may want to look at a career in social work nursing midwifery occupational therapy or teaching.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 35 weeks
Start Date 02/09/2024
End Date 27/06/2025
Course Code 4HCCW9S0


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,698
24+ £3,698
International £9,000
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