Department Leader: Tracy Druce

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

The BTEC Health & Social Care course will give you an opportunity to gain a solid understanding of human development, the different influences on their development and how this relates to their individual needs.  You will learn about the different professionals involved as well as the different organisations and legislations that are involved to provide this individual care.  The course will give you the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised level 3 qualification, developing your transferable skills such as analytical writing, the ability to synthesise knowledge and personal organisational skills.

Supplies Needed:

You will need an A4 folder/s, lined paper, subject dividers, general stationary (pens, pencils), and a memory stick would be very helpful.

Course Content:



Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development

  • Human growth & development through the life stages
  • Factors affecting human growth and development
  • Effects of aging



1hr 30mins

90 marks

Unit 2 – Working in Health & Social Care

  • Roles and responsibilities of people who work in the health & social care sector
  • Roles of organisations in the health and social care sector
  • Working with people with specific needs in the health and social care sector  


1hr 30mins

80 marks

Unit 5 – Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

  • The principles, values and skills which underpin meeting the care and support needs of individuals
  • The ethical issues involved when providing care and support to meet individual needs
  • The principles behind enabling individuals with care and support needs to overcome challenges
  • The roles of professionals and how they work together to provide the care and support necessary to meet individual needs.


Unit 14 – Physiological Disorders and their Care

  • Investigate the causes and effects of physiological disorders
  • Examine the investigation and diagnosis of physiological disorders
  • Examine treatment and support for service users with physiological disorders
  • Develop a treatment plan for service users with physiological disorders to meet their needs




Contact Details –

Core Textbook:

  • Health & Social Care Student Book 1, Marilyn Billingham, Pamela Davenport et al.  Pearson. ISBN: 9781292126012

Suggested Further Reading

  • Atchley, R.C. (1989) ‘A continuity theory of normal aging’, The Gerontologist, April 29 (2) pp.183-190
  • Berryman, J.C., Hargreaves, D., Herbert, M. and Taylor, A. (1991) Development Psychology and you, London: Routledge
  • Boyd, D. and Bee, H. (2015) Lifespan Development, 7th edition, Harlow: Pearson Education
  • Senior, M. and Viveash, B. (1997) Health & Illness (Skills-based Sociology), London: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Lazarus, R.S (1999) Stress & emotion, New York: Springer Publishing Company

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