BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care :: Riseholme College

Course: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Department: Health and Social Care and Childcare

Type: 16+

Duration: One or two years

The Course

This is a work-related qualification and an ideal choice if you want to pursue a career in nursing, care, residential, youth, social or community work. Students develop an impressive knowledge base across a wide range of care environments and put theory into practice on work placements.


A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.

  • One-year Extended Certificate
  • One-year Foundation Diploma
  • Two-year Diploma
  • Two-year Extended Diploma.

What You Study

  • Personal and professional development
  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Development through the life stages
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Sociological perspectives
  • Psychological perspectives
  • Effective communication
  • Health, safety and security
  • English and Maths, as required.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma. A satisfactory reference and a clear Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check are also required.

Jasmine Young

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Jasmine knew she wanted to dedicate her life to helping others but wasn’t sure exactly how.

Her time studying Health and Social Care at the College College has given her a much better understanding of the areas available and she is now intent on working with primary school children or those suffering mental health issues.