Health & Social Care

At a glance

Course title                           Health & Social Care

Level                                     BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Exam board                          Pearson  (

Why study Health and Social Care?

Study Health and Social Care is ideal for people interested in pursuing a career focused on early years (care and education), care of older people or individuals with specific needs. You will study the whole lifespan and consider the many aspects to care. Successful completion of the course could lead to further study, employment or an apprenticeship.

Course content

There are six units covered over the two years of study.

• Developing Effective Communication
• Equality Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
• Health and Safety in Health and Social Care
• Anatomy and physiology
• Development through the life phases
• Nutrition for health and social care