Health & Social Care

Health & Social entry criteria: 4 in English & Maths / 32 APS

What is the subject about?

Health and Social Care Level 3 BTEC is an essential qualification for students who are interested in working in a health-related sector or in social care. Students will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of transferable skills on the course which are valued by employers. Topics studied include Human Lifespan Development and Working in Health and Social Care. The BTEC course relates directly to the workplace and students will spend time in a variety of settings, gaining an insight into a range of roles within the sector. This course enables them to study how theory and legislation is put into practice.


We follow the Pearson –Edexcel BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Extended Certificate (2016) – equivalent to one A Level.



What do employers say about this subject?

Developments in frontline health and social care mean there is a demand for well trained and multi-skilled people across a range of rewarding employment opportunities. Health and Social Care is one of the biggest and fastest growing sectors in the UK. Employers recognise the skills that BTEC demonstrates such as the ability to work independently, to meet deadlines and to apply theory to real life situations.