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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care
Code 64
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3


This is a work-related qualification and an ideal choice if you want to pursue a career in nursing, care, residential, youth, social or community work. Students develop an impressive knowledge base and put theory into practice on work placements.

A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.

  • One-year Extended Certificate
  • One-year Foundation Diploma  
  • Two-year Diploma 
  • Two-year Extended Diploma.


  • Personal and professional development
  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Development through the life stages
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Sociological perspectives
  • Psychological perspectives
  • Effective communication
  • Health, safety and security
  • English and Maths, as required.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma. A satisfactory reference and clear Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check are also required.

Your next steps...

Students can progress to study Health and Social Care at degree-level.


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