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Health and Social Care — Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma

Course information

This course consists of 2 qualifications. The BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma is for one year. Following successful completion of the first year (subject to attendance and achieving target grade) there will be an opportunity to progress on to the Extended Diploma in year 2. You may wish to complete this qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or progress into higher education, following completion of the top up Extended Diploma. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas attracts UCAS points that equate to 3 A levels, carrying a maximum of 168 UCAS points.
You will study a number of core units including:
• Communication
• Diversity
• Psychology
• Sociology, and physiology as well as a wide range of specialist units.
Students on the course are expected to complete a placement in the sector to gain work experience. A key feature is also the opportunity throughout the programme for students to produce a personal and professional development portfolio which links many aspects of their programme, as well as experiences outside the programme.


BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

This course leads to...

• Employment within the health and social care services
• Access to Higher Education to study degrees with areas such as Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Paramedic Science and other allied health professions.
Please note that for some university courses you may need GCSE English and/or Maths and Science at C or above. You must check this with the universities you may wish to apply to.

Entry Requirements

1. 5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above including English and Maths plus 3 other individual GCSEs.
2. A commitment to equal opportunities.
4. Satisfactory interview in which student demonstrates the personal qualities needed to become an effective Health and Social Care Worker. It is essential that all students can work as part of a team and be able to respond to adults in a responsible manner.

Why study with us?

You will be taught by qualified teachers who have experience, skills and qualifications in the field of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Care Professionals.
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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163461

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 2 Years


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 4670.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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