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BTEC Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma

Health and Social Care BTEC

What is BTEC Health and Social Care?

If you are interested in working with people of a variety of ages and in a range of settings the Health and Social Care BTEC may be for you. You will cover working with babies or children, people with special needs or learning difficulties, families and young people, and the elderly. Furthermore, if you are an approachable, trustworthy and enthusiastic person this course may be naturally suited to you.

What Will You Study?

  • Communication
  • Health & Safety
  • Care Values
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Life Stage Development
  • Safeguarding
  • If you are studying the Diploma or Extended Diploma you will also study:
    Anatomy & Physiology
  • Professional Development (placement 100 hours)
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Physiological Disorders
  • In addition to all of the above, if you are studying the Extended Diploma you will also study:
  • Research
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Infection Prevention
  • Health Technology

As part of the Diploma and Extended Diploma courses, you will also get the chance to complete a minimum of 100 placement hours in a range of settings.

If you apply for the Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care you will have the opportunity to be considered for the NHS Careers Plus course.

This is a bespoke course for those interested in working with people of a variety of ages and in a hospital setting. Additionally, learners will be studying the Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care alongside a 2-day placement within the NHS, through Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

NHS Careers Plus is a unique opportunity to work closely with health professionals and a range of client groups.

What Next after Health and Social Care BTEC?

Studying Health and Social Care will enable you to progress into Higher Education to pursue many different careers. Careers including – Adult, Children or Mental Health Nursing, Radiography, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health Degrees, Midwifery and many more!

Alternatively, you may choose to progress into a related apprenticeship or training position or study another subject at degree level.

Exam Board


Entry Requirements

At least five 4s at GCSE including at least a 4 in English Language or Maths.
NOTE: Completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service Application (DBS) is compulsory as gaining work experience with a range of vulnerable client groups is an essential requirement of this course.

Course Type

BTEC Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Children’s Play, Learning and Development, BTEC Applied Science, Psychology, Sociology and Biology.

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