Department Staff:

Subject Leader:    Mrs. H. Isliker
Assistant Headteacher: Mrs E. Danneau-Joyce
Subject Teachers:  Mrs C. Ferros


The BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is an engaging course for students and it is taken over two years. The course offers a Single Award which is the Extended diploma (equivalent to one GCE A Level) and the Double Award which is the Diploma (equivalent to two GCE A Levels).

Entry requirements

For 2020-2021: Three Grades 9-4 at GCSE level including Combined Science Trilogy and Grade 5 in English

What will I learn?

The course mandatory units includes:

  • Human Lifespan development (An externally assessed written paper)
  • Working in Health and Social care (An externally assessed written paper)
  • Research Methodologies in Health and Social care (A set task).
  • Meeting individual care and support needs
  • Principles of safe working practice in Health and Social care
  • Promoting public health

In addition you will also learn:

  • Physiological disorders and their care, and
  • Nutritrional Health

More information is available here

How will I be assessed?

Units are assessed through a combination of written assignments, set tasks and externally written exams. You will also be assessed on your work experience journal that you are expected to keep whilst on work placement.

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course you would have the opportunity for entry into higher education in nursing, midwifery, social work, psychology and many other related health and many other related health and social care professions.

If you decide that higher education is not for you then this course will give you the opportunity for employment within a health or care setting, for example, you could be employed to work in a registered care home or in a hospital.