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St Wilfrid's Catholic School

In Health and Social Care, you will learn about the human body and how it changes over time. You will also learn about what it means to work in the sector and what skills and behaviours you will need to demonstrate.


       Mrs Harrison
  Subject Leader for
 Health & Social Care

Qualification Information

Entry Requirements:       5 GCSE Grade 4+

Length of Course:             2 Years 

Assessment:                      50% Examination 50% Coursework

Components:                     Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 12 and Unit 5

Qualification:                     Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Health &
                                               Social Care



What will I Study?

The mandatory content of the qualification incorporates topics relevant across the health and social care sector:

• Human Lifespan Development

• Working in Health and Social Care

• Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs


Am I right for the course?

It is for learners who are interested in learning about the health and social care sector as part of a balanced study programme.


Where next?

The qualification supports access to a range of higher education courses or apprenticeships possibly, but not exclusively, in health and social care.


  1. Do I have to have studied HSC at Level 2?
    No, it would be helpful but not essential.
  2. Is there a lot of written work?
    Yes the Coursework units are all written work and there are long answer questions in external exams.
  3. Do only girls do this course?
    No, lots of boys have taken the level 3 qualification

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