BTEC Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

BTEC Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

Study Mode: Full- time
Course Code: HEHAA013BCFO
Course Level: Level 3

Where will this course lead?

This is an ideal opportunity for students to study a level 3 qualification to strengthen their academic ability and repeat their maths and English qualifications.

It is ideal for those that wish to work in health and social care environments or who wish to top up to the extended diploma and study in Higher Education.

What will I study?

You will study various units. These include:

- Human lifespan development
- Working in Health and social care
- Meeting individual care and support needs
- Supporting individuals with additional needs

The majority of your time will be spent attending a placement in a Health and social care setting. This experience is designed to help you find work in health and social care or decide on a career pathway that is suitable for you.

How will this course be delivered?

New for this year BTEC have introduced 2 exam based units. These exams will be sat in January. Human lifespan development and Working in health and social care are the exam units.

The rest of the course will be delivered using practical work and taught sessions, guest speakers and educational visits as well as experience from your placements.

What qualifications will I get?

BTEC Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

How will I be assessed?

To pass this course you will need to meet all deadlines for assignments in each topic area. You will also need to pass the exam in one of your units. You may need to resit Maths and English as part of this course. There will be exam elements to this too.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by 1-1 interview with a member of the health and social care team and a positive reference and report from your school.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum of 4 GCSE’s or BTEC equivalents. You must also have passed your English Language with a minimum grade 3 and maths with a grade 3.

What else do I need to know?

An enhanced DBS is essential for the course as you are attending placements with vulnerable people. This is needed before you can stat the placements.

You are also expected to wear a uniform both at placement and at college. This is available to purchase from the Health and Social care department.

If you haven’t achieved a grade 4 or above in English or maths at GCSE you will be working towards these qualifications during your time on the course.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Learners who enrol on Health and social care courses are required to wear uniforms, complete a DBS check and a trip will be offered. These additions will require a contribution from the student; costs available prior to enrolment.

What can I do after this course?

If you are successful on this course you may be offered employment from your work placement or you may decide to seek employment.
If you have passed both your maths and English and achieved a high grade on the course we would recommend you for an interview to complete a 2nd year which is the national Extended Diploma.


Solihull College, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1SB, Tel: 0121 678 7000, Minicom: 0121 628 7005, Email:, Internet:

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Start Date
Course Fee

Blossomfield Campus

September 2017



Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds