Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma

Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Code: HEDAA013BCF0
Course Level: Level 3

Where will this course lead?

This extended diploma is tailored for those who wish to strengthen their academic credentials beyond that of the industry standard Level 2 qualification, therefore gaining a broader knowledge of the industry, its practices and your personal development in Social care.

It's an ideal course for those who wish to work in Health and Social Care environments, or those who wish to move on to study in Higher Education in the area of Health and Social Care.

What will I study?

You will study various topics the core units of study are listed below and optional units will be chosen for year 2:

- Communication
- Equality and Diversity
- Health and Safety
- Development through life stages
- Anatomy and physiology
- Personal and professional development
- Psychology and Sociology

How will this course be delivered?

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?

Please note: For September 2017 all current BTEC qualifications are being revised and some content may change.

How will I be assessed?

To pass this course you will be expected to meet deadlines for assignments for each topic area.

Assessment is via practical work, group work, presentations, essays and discussions. There are no external exams for the BTEC course but students will sit Maths exams.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview and a positive reference from your school.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above or relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade, plus GCSE English at grade C/4 and reference. We will also consider Level 2 functional skills.

What else do I need to know?

An enhanced DBS is essential for the course as this is required before you can complete placements.

Educational trips are part of our course and students will be expected to contribute towards them, this must be paid at enrolment.
You will also need to provide costs for text books, a uniform for college and work placement.

As well as this there is a placement uniform to be worn which will be available to purchase from college.
You must be prepared to experience all placement opportunities.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

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.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

If you are successful on the course you will be able to apply to universities or to seek employment, apprentice routes may also be an option or further study at Level 4.


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