The Green School for Girls

Let your
Light shine

Matthew 5:16

Health and Social Care

Head of Faculty Ms H Mohamed

BTEC Quality Nominee Ms N Ellis


Health & Social Care will prepare you for a career in one of the wide range of related professions.  The BTEC course has a very strong focus on the health and well-being of individuals within society.  It is designed to stimulate and challenge students. It is assessed through a combination of internal assignments and external exams. These activities are enjoyable, interactive and suitable for all learning styles. 

How will it be assessed?


BTEC Diploma—two-year linear course. Board: EDEXCEL

The BTEC Diploma is a level 3 qualification equivalent to two A-Levels

TOTAL: 8 Units 

  • Human Lifespan Development (External Exam)
  • Working in Health & Social Care  (External Exam)
  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care (Externally assessed)
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Nutritional Health

BTEC Extended Diploma—two-year linear course. Board: EDEXCEL

The BTEC Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-Levels.

TOTAL: 13 Units  (8 mandatory units)   As above, including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care (External Exam)
  • Work Experience in Health and Social Care  (100 hours + coursework)

Plus 5 Optional Units TBC

Both qualifications are graded as a P (Pass), M (Merit) or D (Distinction).

Where will it lead?

A BTEC in Health & Social Care will enable you to enter into employment at various levels in the Health and Social Care sector such as; nursing, midwifery, social work or Early Years Teaching. The BTEC level 3 qualification is equivalent to A-level standard and may fulfil UCAS entry requirement for university to study for a Health and Social care related degree. 

Enrichment opportunities

Guest speakers and university visits. Extended Diploma course requires students to complete at least 100 hours of work experience in a number of different Health and  Social Care settings.

Entry requirements

 Diploma: Average GCSE point score of 4.5 including grade 5 (or above) in English Language or Maths as well as the individual subject requirement for the A-Level subject you wish to study.

Extended Diploma: Average GCSE point score of 4, including grade 5 (or above) in English Language or Maths.