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

GCSE grade 4 in Maths, English Language and Science and a Pass in Health & Social Care (if studied)

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

Click here to take a 360 degree tour of the Health & Social Care classroom

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

The staff at Carmel College have been overwhelmingly helpful in supporting me throughout the time I’ve studied here.

The Health and Social care department especially have been amazing in helping me figure out my plans after College. With their help, I managed to get offers from my top 2 choices, Edge Hill University and Manchester Metropolitan University studying Adult Nursing.

I think new students shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help from the College at any time with anything. Anyone interested in working in health and care would benefit so much from studying this course. Not only do they provide the key knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in the health sector, the tutors also give their best in helping students to decide on what career to pursue in their future.

Nathan Peñaranda