Entry Requirements

  • 5+ GCSEs at 9-4
  • Grade 4 in English (language or literature)
  • Grade 4 in mathematics
  • Grade 4 in a science related subject


Sonny Simpson
Director of Learning – Humanities


Course Outline

Young people taking their first steps towards a new career need the right blend of technical and academic skills in order to become the highly skilled, work-ready individuals employers and universities look for. BTEC Level 3 Nationals are vocational qualifications are designed to help you succeed. This course has been developed in partnership with universities and employers.

The Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care is equivalent to an A-level. Students are taught four separate units, evenly distributed across the two years. In Year 12 students complete coursework about different Healthcare professionals and how people are cared for in the community in an array of different setting and to a variety of case study examples of people with different needs. By Year 13, students are ready to study the final two topics on human lifespan development and how to care for people with learning difficulties of different ages.

Course Assessment

  • Students will complete one examination and one piece of coursework in each year of the course.
  • The two pieces of coursework make up 50% of the grade, while the two examinations make up the final 50%.