The BTEC structure has changed now and there is a requirement for students to complete a mixture internally assessed assignments and also externally assessed examinations.  Here at Cadbury there are three routes to choose from:

  • The BTEC Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level)
  • The Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels)
  • The Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

Your choice should depend upon your interest in Health and Social Care as a subject area and your career aspirations. 

Specific requirements

  • A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 including English and a subject that requires essay writing.
    • Please click here to see grades conversions in line with the new grading system.

What will I study?

Equivalent to: 

  • 1 A-Level

Awarding Body:

  • Pearson Education Ltd

Course Content

  • This course provides an exciting opportunity for students who are looking to gain knowledge of Health and Social Care.  It is a very dynamic subject, which explores a variety of areas and current topics of interest from human life span development, learning about human behaviour, communication, health promotion to child protection and safeguarding. 

  • For the enthusiasts wanting to pursue a health and social career it is a platform for understanding individuals, learning how to provide quality care, to the skills needed to become a health, social care or child development specialist.

  • This course is a very good starting point for those wanting experience working with individuals within the health sector; such experience will be gained through extra educational activities such as visiting local organisations and carrying out health promotions.  Support and guidance will be available to those wishing to carryout work experience.

  • The course is equivalent to 1 A level, if studied over 2 years. This new and exciting course can be studied alongside A Level subjects or BTEC qualifications.

  • There are a variety of topics which will be covered over the two year period; with some of the key topics ranging from Psychological Perspectives, Human lifespan development, Research in Health and Social care, Meeting individual care needs and much more.

Where does it lead?

On completion of this course students will have knowledge of key aspects in Health and Social care.   The course can lead to further study in child psychology and development, social work, midwifery, nursing, paramedics, police, teaching and more.


To apply for this course click here.