BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care

A 90-Credit Diploma is a practical, work-related course. Your assignments are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and commitment demands.We will arrange for you to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, formally known as the CRB check, and this will be explained to you upon enrolment.  As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start a career. This qualification is equivalent to 1½ A Levels and the natural progression is the year two Extended Programme.


Course Content

Students study a number of units including the following:

  • Developing effective communication
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights 
  • Health, Safety and Security 
  • Development through the Life Stages
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Personal and Professional Development 
  • Sociological and Psychological Perspectives 

Entry Requirements

Five GCSE's at grades A*-C/9-4, including English Language and Mathematics.  Alternatively, you must have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4 and a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care at Merit or Distinction.  Successful interview and a satisfactory reference are required plus a DBS police check for the placement.

International Entry Requirements

High School Leaving Certificate equivalency at grade C or above, to include Mathematics or Science, or other related comparable qualifications.  IELTS (UKV1) 5.5 or above is required together with a satisfactory reference. A Skype or face-to-face interview will also take place.

Duration and Delivery

One year, full-time.


Successful completion of the 90 Credit Diploma leads onto the second year - the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels). Alternatively, you could go straight into employment where you could work and train in hospitals, residential homes and health centres. If you decide to go into Higher Education you need to complete year two of the programme to enable you to achieve the necessary grades.

Additional Information

This is a full time course. Students under 19 do not pay tuition fees. For more information please contact our Admissions Team on 020 8268 3073 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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