BTEC Extended Certificate Health & Social Care

HealthThe number and variety of careers in the health and social care sectors has increased greatly, and will continue to do so. There is a growing demand for qualified people to work in the Health and Social Care services. The Health & Social Care course is assessed purely on coursework so if exams aren’t your thing, then this is the course for you.

The core elements of the course include:

  • Effective Communication
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights
  • Health, Safety and Security

You will also get the opportunity to choose from a wide range of units which will give you a broad insight into Health & Social Care.

All students will also have the opportunity to go on work experience in a Health or Social Care setting.

Health Careers

  • Nurse
  • Paramedic
  • Physio
  • Midwife
  • Dentist
  • Speech Therapist
Social Care Careers

  • Social Worker
  • Nursery Teacher
  • Special Needs
  • Care Assistant
  • Carer
  • Nursery Nurse


Qualification equivalence: A Level
Course contact: Mrs Penny
Assessment: Coursework
Additional entry requirements: Grade 4 in GCSE English, Level 2 Health & Social Care preferred.
Suggested combinations: Science, Maths, Business, ICT