Health & Social Care

At a glance

Course title                           Health & Social Care

Level                                   BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

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.

• Human Lifespan Development
• Working in Health and Social Care
• Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
• Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
• Psychological perspectives
• Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs