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Health and Social Care (Health Sciences) (Level 3) - Full-time

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Course outline

This course is perfect if you have a passion for, and interest, in science and want to explore degree level study and career options in a healthcare Science, Nursing and Midwifery, social care or any medical profession.

You’ll learn about human physiology, social development, behavioural sciences, biochemistry, environmental health, health promotion, nutrition and the wider applied sciences within a health-based environment.

You can expect to develop a broad knowledge base across the above areas, and to build a portfolio of work to support you in future work or study, and to learn from experienced professionals.

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Location Date


664 Nuthall Road


Start: 9th September 2019

Course code: C000082 / Q002620


Maid Marian Way


Start: 9th September 2019

Course code: C027180 / Q027181


BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care (Health Sciences)


2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grade 9– 4 (A*– C), including English Language, science and Maths – all of these must be grade 9– 4 (A*– C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths. You can also gain a place by having a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification with English and Maths GCSE grades 9– 4 (A*– C).

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is mainly by portfolio building and based on the continual assessment of assignments throughout the year.


Choose to follow with further study at degree level in Health and Social Care or related medical field such as nursing, midwifery, nutrition, palliative care or in a range of other medical and science based roles.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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