HealthSocialCareQRPearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care

The Course - Equivalent to 2 A levels

From the moment we’re born health and social care is part of every person’s life. Do you think about the different lives each person has and the ongoing support and care they need?

If you are keen to develop your knowledge, skills and practical experience to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career and further study in health or social care, this is the course for you.

This qualification is a two-year full-time course equivalent in size to two A Levels, for learners intending to go onto further study in a related sector.

Employers and professional bodies have endorsed the course content as being appropriate for learners interested in working in the sector.

This qualification supports the essential skills of time management, organisation and research that contribute to effective practice when working in the health and social care sector.

In order to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and awareness of the health and social care sector, learners are required to undertake a minimum of 100 hours of work experience as a requirement of the course.


Five internally assessed units
Three external exams

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4, including English language or literature.
You will also be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check.

Careers & Higher Education

BTEC Nationals support progression to the workplace either directly or via study at a higher level.

The health and social care sector makes up a huge proportion of the jobs market in the UK, with the NHS alone employing 1.5 million people! Our goal is to help inspire you to go on to work in a sector which has such a huge impact on people, providing you with a rewarding career in the process.

BTEC Nationals are accepted by over 150 UK universities and higher education institutes for relevant degree programmes, including the humanities and social sciences.

Career opportunities include: Occupational Therapist, Community Outreach Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Adult Nurse, Youth Worker, Social Worker. 100% of successful learners have gone on to employment in the sector or further study.

Further Advice & Information

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