South Thames College

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care - Level 3


This course is for students who have successfully completed and passed the BTEC Subsidiary/90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care. The course further aims to develop the skills you need to start a career. The qualification is equivalent to two to three A-Levels, which means that when you have finished the course, you may choose to go into full-time employment or higher education.


You will be assessed through a range of assessment methods including assignments, projects, presentations, professional discussions and in-class assessments.

Entry Requirements

This course is a step-up from the Subsidiary/90 Credit Diploma which you will have successfully completed and passed in order to progress to the second year. Selection is by interview and a satisfactory reference is required.


There may be materials you need to help you with your studies. Your lecturer will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class.

You will need to pay for your DBS check. This is normally paid at enrolment.

Next Steps

You have a choice to go either straight into employment where you could work and train in hospitals, nursing homes and health centres or you could study a BTEC Higher National in Healthcare Practice here at South Thames College. If you decide to go into Higher Education, you could study a range of degrees including Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Nutrition, Education or even Law and Criminology.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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Where and when
1 Year
Study mode:?
Full Time
What do I need to pay?
16-18 year olds:
£ 0
19 and older: ?
£ 0 - 3,352.80
Materials fees: ?
May be charged

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