Health & Social Care

Overview 

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care is a vocational qualification. The course is designed for learners who are interested in learning about the Health and Social Care sectors alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, or employment within either sector. The Health and Social Care field is constantly changing and is an integral component to society. This course aims to equip students with skills which are recognised and desired in both sectors and gives learner an abundance of knowledge which will prepare them for their future.

Grading

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is equivalent to one GCE A Level. You can achieve the following points for your grades. 

BTEC Grade

A-Level Equivalence

UCAS Points

Distinction*

A

56

Distinction

Between B-C 

48

Merit

Between C-D

32

Pass

Between D-E

16

Ungraded

U

0

 

Topics

Four units of study are completed to achieve an overall grade. 

Year 12

Unit 1:  Human Lifespan development -  Exam taken at the end of Year 12.

Unit 5:  Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs – Coursework unit based on case studies. 

Year 13

Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care - Exam taken in January

Unit 14: Physiological Disorders and their Care - Coursework unit.