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Level 3: BTEC Extended Certificate and  BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Exam Board: Edexcel

Entry Requirement

GCSE English Language Level 4 or Merit in Level 2 H+S

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (360GLH):

In year 12, all students must study the 3 mandatory units within the qualification

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development (90GLH), Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care (120GLH) Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (90GLH)

*Unit 1 and 2 include a written exam

In addition to the above Units, students will complete a further optional unit to gain the required guided learning hours. 

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (720GLH):

In year 13, all students must study the 6 compulsory Units within the qualification.

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development (90GLH), Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care (120GLH) Unit 4: Enquiries into current research in Health and Social Care (120 GLH) Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (90GLH) Unit 7: Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care (90GLH) and Unit 8: Promoting Public Health (90GLH)

In addition to the above Units, students will complete a further 2 units to gain the required guided learning hours. 

Students can “top up” from Year 12

Assessment at A Level

Unit 1 and 2 are assessed through a written examination that is set and marked by Edexcel. In year 13 Unit 4 is a task that is set and marked by Edexcel. All other units are internally assessed and verified within the BTEC qualification and are subject to external moderation.  Students will complete a series of assignments that are submitted in a variety of formats to their unit teacher for marking and feedback throughout their studies. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at Pass (E grade), Merit (C grade) or Distinction (A grade).  Any single unclassified assignment will result in failure of the qualification.

The Future

The study of these qualifications can lead into a wide variety of career opportunities and higher education courses. All of the BTEC qualifications that are offered  prepare students to continue their studies at higher educational establishments. In addition, many students can choose to transfer their acquired skills directly into the workplace in a variety of health and social care related careers.

Further information
Mr O Root, Head of Physical Education overseeing BTEC Health & Social Care