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Social Science - Health and Social Care - BTEC Level 3 Diploma






Social Science Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Diploma Miss Dhindsa Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma


This course is delivered through work-related contexts, allowing students to develop an understanding of the diverse and complex nature of work within the Health and Social Care sector.

Course Entry Requirements

We expect students to have good written ability hence a grade 5 English Language or above is required for entry onto the course.  GCSE Health and Social Care and any related work experience are preferred but not essential.  This course is active and student centred.  High levels of motivation and attendance are essential.

Course Aims

The aim of this vocational course is to understand factors affecting human growth and development.  Students will learn how to work with and support individuals throughout the life stages within Health, Social Care and Early Years Sectors.  Students will be expected to take responsibility for their own work and be willing to undertake research in a variety of settings.

Course Content

The course is broadly equivalent to 2 A levels and must be taken as a double option. 

Units Covered

Year 12



Human Lifespan Development


Working in Health and Social Care


Sociological Perspectives

Internally assessed coursework

Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Internally assessed coursework

Year 13



Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care

Controlled task set and marked by the Exam Board

Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

Internally assessed coursework

Promoting Public Health

Internally assessed coursework

Psychological Perspectives

Internally assessed coursework



Students will undertake two exams as part of the Diploma and will produce work for a controlled task that is set and marked by the exam board.  62% of the Diploma will be coursework based that is assessed internally. 

Coursework will be assessed through a range of activities including written and practical tasks. 

Progression and Careers

This course gives students a wide choice of progression options into higher study (University or College), training, or relevant employment in the health and social care sectors.  It also complements other A level qualifications in social and sport sciences. 

Exam Board


Contact Name

For further information, please see Miss Dhindsa - Head of Health and Social Care.