16-18 Courses

Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health studies)

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Epping Forest Campus, Hackney Campus, Havering Ardleigh Green, Redbridge Campus, Tower Hamlets Campus
  • Qualification

    16-18 Courses
  • Subject

    Health Sciences and Social Care
  • Schedule

    Timetable dependent (Day)
  • Duration

    36 weeks
  • Age


Course Fees

No fees

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English and maths.
  • Level 2 BTEC Diploma at Merit or Distinction.

You will also be required to undergo an Enhanced  DBS check as there is a mandatory placement throughout the year in a suitable health and social care setting. Applicants must have a good reference, interview, assessment and communication skills. Your commitment and interest in this subject will also be assessed during the interview process


This advanced practical and academic course is for people who wish to pursue a career in the Health Sciences and related professions but who need a bit more time to work on their maths or their English GCSE too.

Study units include:

  • -Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development
  • -Unit 2 - Working in Health and Social Care
  • -Unit 3 - Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • -Unit 4 - Enquires into Current Research in Health & Social Care
  • -Unit 6 - Work Experience in Health and Social Care
  • -Unit 8 - Promoting Public Health

The course consists of 13 units of which 4 units are externally assessed (2 exams in year 1 and 2 exams in year 2). This qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Further information

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