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Holmer Green Senior School

Holmer Green Senior School

Health and Social Care - BTEC Level 3

Do you want to help people? Do you want to be an active role in society? Do you want a head start in any management roles? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then come and do Level 3 Health and Social Care with us.

This course is purpose built for students who wish to pursue a career in the Health sector, the Social Care sector or Child Care. We cover a range of topics including, working in H&SC, including the skills and attributes needed to work in the sector; the impact of self-image and perception on a person’s life and the sociological perspectives that help us to understand life, each other and society.

During this course you will learn many skills that are so easily transferable to interview situations, management positions and the working world in general. These include presentation, communication and being a good self-manager. If you have a passion for learning about how the Health and Care sectors are influenced by a range of factors and you are caring and self-motivated, then this is the ideal course for you.

Course Content

Units cover a wide range of Health and Social Care topics.

Mandatory Units:

  • Human Lifespan Development - Year 1 Exam
  • Working in Health & Social Care - Year 2 Exam
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs - Year 1 Coursework

One Optional Unit:

  • Sociological Perspective in Health and Social Care - Year 2 Coursework


The Health and Social Care sector encompasses staff involved in direct care, as well as specialists such as Health Scientists, Technicians, Support Staff, Supervisors and Managers. There are employment opportunities in the statutory, private and voluntary provision of care services.

BTEC Level 3 extended certificate in Health and Social Care is designed to provide progression to a University Degree in an appropriate vocational discipline or for those working in the sector, to the BTEC Higher National Qualifications (HNCs and HNDs), Foundation Degrees or to employment.

Exam Board: Pearson

Entry Requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades 9-4 including grade 5 in English Language

Are you interested in: Health Sector, Social Care, Child Care?

Leading to a career in: Statutory, private and voluntary provision of care services

Student views

"I enjoy Health and Social Care because it helps me to care about and understand people."

This is a partnership lesson with Sir William Ramsay School