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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals

Diploma in Health and Social Care

Study Mode Full Time/Part Time

Course Information

  • Course Start September, January


The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care accounts for two-thirds of a two-year, full-time study programme for learners who are intending to go onto further study in a related sector. It is intended as an Applied General qualification, and is equivalent in size to two A Levels. The qualification supports access to a range of higher education courses, in health and social care disciplines, if taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications.

No prior study of the sector is needed, but learners should normally have a range of achievement at Level 2 in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications.

Progression Opportunities

This qualification 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.

Assessment Information

  • Course Duration 1.5 Years Full Time
  • Course Start September, January
  • AssessmentSix Mandatory Units, two Optional Unit
  • UCAS Points Maximum of 168 Points | equivalent in size to 22 A Levels
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