BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

Exam Board: Edexcel

Entry Requirements:

Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade C or appropriate vocational qualification at Level 2.

What will I study?

You will complete a total of 18 units across 2 years.

  • Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  • Development through the Lifestages
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • Caring for Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Physiology of Fluid Balance
  • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
  • Vocational Experience for Health and Social Care
  • Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
  • Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Nutrition in Health and Social Care
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Coping with Change
  • Caring for Older People
  • Public Health

You will undertake 6 compulsory block weeks of work experience during the course.  You can choose whether you work alongside health professionals at Central Manchester Hospitals, in local Primary and High Schools, with older people in residential care homes or in local Surestart nurseries.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by coursework only.

What could I do next?

Studying health and Social Care is ideal whether you are considering an Advanced Apprenticeship or employment straight from level 3 or wish to go on to University where you could study Nursing, Podiatry, Radiography, Biology, Disability Studies, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Early Childhood Studies.

Additional Optional Qualifications

We offer MAths and English GCSE re-sits and qualification re-sit support.

Where are they now?

Fern Black’s journey from BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Manchester Health Academy to TA at Loreto High School

“I completed my course at Manchester Health Academy’s Sixth Form in July 2014.  Because I had been a pupil there for eight years, I was wary and nervous about going to a different setting, but because of the support I received from the staff I was encouraged to apply for an apprenticeship as a SEN Teaching Assistant at Loreto High School. I was successful and after a year here I have completed my Level 2 Teaching Assistant course, have a full time job and am progressing within my role. Even though I am no longer a student at Manchester Health Academy’s Sixth Form I know that the support from staff will always be available.”

Fern Black, 2015

Where can I get more information from? Mrs Walker, Curriculum Leader, Health and Humanities