The Health, Social Care, Community Justice and Early Years Sectors offer a variety of rewarding careers that all start with BTEC Health & Social Care. With a national shortage of qualified professionals, there could be no better time to work in the care industry.

The BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care provide the knowledge and employability skills students need to succeed at a higher level study and in their chosen career. Students who have experience of research, extended writing and meeting deadlines will be well prepared for Higher Education.

  • These courses will give you the skills you need for either university or work in the Health & Social Care sector
  • A wide range of subjects are covered which will raise your awareness of the many rewarding career opportunities that exist
  • Teachers are friendly, approachable and supportive
  • Assessment is through a combination of coursework and exams
  • The courses are very ‘hands-on’ and you will have the opportunity to undertake a number of work experience placements

Course Entry Requirements

Grades CC in Health & Social Care (if studied) OR a Pass in BTEC Health & Social Care (if studied). Additionally, a GCSE grade 4 in Maths, English Language and Science/Biology.

BTEC Health & Social Care course leaflet

Exam board course specification

What our students say about Health & Social Care (Extended Certificate)
What our students say about BTEC Health & Social Care – Anna Rooney

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BTEC Health & Social Care Alumni

Emily Roberts – Early Years Education with QTS, Edge Hill

Eleonor Stevens – Early Years Education with QTS, Edge Hill

Sophie McDonnell – BSc (Hons) Midwifery, Edge Hill

BTEC Health & Social Care News

Health & Social Care students spread Xmas Cheer

What Our Students Say

From studying BTEC Health and Social Care at Carmel, I have developed my knowledge in a range of topics that are invaluable for a career in healthcare. The topics involved range from anatomy and physiology to communication and equality and diversity. You therefore gain a vast amount of knowledge to apply to any health or social sector.

This subject has also given me immense self-confidence in my classwork and my independent coursework due to the support and guidance from tutors. Furthermore, the opportunity to take part in multiple work placements has provided me with hands-on skills and experiences that you can’t learn in the classroom. I have worked in a pre-school nursery and in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital within my first year which has led me to volunteer part-time. Once I have completed my courses at Carmel, I would like to study Child Nursing at John Moores University to pursue a career as a Paediatric Nurse.

Emily Delanhunty