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Health and Social Care lesson at Andover College

Health and Social Care – BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/National Extended Certificate


Level 3



Type of study

School Leavers




1- 2 Years

The Health and Social Care course teaches you the skills and knowledge needed to progress into a career in health and social care, or to study at university. Taken alongside other subjects, you will study a range of topics including equality, diversity and rights in Health and Social Care and developing effective communication in Health and Social Care.  

All lecturers have a professional background in the health and social care sector such as mental health and working with adults with learning difficulties.  

5 GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English Language and Maths or Science.


Year One – This year leads towards a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Health and Social Care (equivalent to an AS Level).  


Human lifespan development 

Meeting individual care and support needs  


Year Two – This year leads towards a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (equivalent to an A Level).  


Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care 

Unit 11: Psychological Perspectives   

Within our professional and supportive environment you will have respect for other’s views and opinions, show commitment and take responsibility for reaching your full potential, with a strong emphasis on team work. 


Each year comprises of coursework and an external assessment. 


Depending on what other subjects are studied alongside the Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care a range of Higher Education courses are available, including; Midwifery/Nursing, Teaching, Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy 


Through the year guest speakers provide workshops and there are off-site visits to local care providers to give you an insight into a variety of different Health and Social Care settings. 


You will be taught in our Andover Sixth building and will have access to many different facilities, including: 2 study centres, a Library, A canteen and the Careers Hub