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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals

Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Study Mode Full Time/Part Time

Course Information

  • Course Start September, January


The Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care is intended as an applied general qualification. It is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employ

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 the main focus of a two-year study programme of learning and is equivalent to three A Levels, meaning that learners will be fully prepared for a range of health and social care degree programmes.

Assessment Information and Fees

  • Course Duration 2 Years Full Time
  • Course Start September, January
  • AssessmentEight Mandatory Units, five Optional Unit
  • UCAS Points Maximum of 84 Points | equivalent in size to 1.5 A Level
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