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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals

Certificate in Health and Social Care

Study Mode Part Time

Course Information

  • Course Start September, January


It is for learners who are interested in learning about the health and social care sector as part of a balanced study programme. It is equivalent in size to 0.5 A Levels. The qualification supports access to a range of higher education courses possibly, but not exclusively, in health and social care, if taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Health and Social Care is generally taken alongside other qualifications as part of a 2-year programme of learning. This will enable learners to progress to a degree programme chosen from a range of programmes in the health and social care sector.

The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education institutions as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses.

Assessment Information

  • Course Duration 1 Year Part Time
  • Course Start September, January
  • AssessmentTwo Mandatory Units
  • UCAS Points Maximum of 28 Points | equivalent in size to 0.5 A Levels

Unit Descriptions

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development

Written exam set and marked by Pearson. • 1.5 hours. • 90 marks

Enrol September for January Exams , Enrol January for May/June Exams

Learners cover physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the human lifespan, and the factors affecting development and the effects of ageing.


Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Written Assignment

Enrol September for January Assessment, Enrol January for May/June Assessment

Learners focus on the principles and practicalities that underpin meeting individuals’ care and support needs, which are the foundation of all the care disciplines.

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