BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care


This course is for students who have successfully completed and passed the BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma. An Extended Diploma is a practical, work-related course. Your assignments are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start a career. This qualification is equivalent to three A Levels, which means that when you have finished the course you may choose to go into full-time employment or higher education.

Learning Hours

180 to 240 guided learning hours

  • Formal Teaching: 60 to 80 Hours (Lecturing, Tutoring, seminars and/or workshops)
  • Directed Learning: 60 to 80 Hours (Discussion, Group Study, Advanced Reading, Research)
  • Independent Learning: 60 to 80 hours (Extended research, working through core texts, preparing assignments)


BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Number of Modules


Proposed Duration

12 Months (Flexible)

Review of the Award

Once in a year by BIRD Academic Council

Mandatory Units

Students study a number of units including:

  1. Research Perspective
  2. Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence
  3. Promoting Health Education
  4. Values and Planning in Social Care
  5. Physiological Disorders
  6. Vocational Experience for Health and Social Care


Guidance Material

BIRD’s extended syllabus and study guideline include a list of books and journals for learners to should study on. Additionally, learners should collect BIRD’s specimen coursework and/or examination papers from their study centres. Registered learners can download these from BIRD Website after logging in.


This course is a step-up from the 90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care which you will have successfully completed and passed in order to progress to year two.  Selection is by interview with the course tutors and a satisfactory reference is required.

Study Options

Assignment Based.

What qualifications will I gain?

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Further Progression

Employers and Higher Education institutions value BTEC Diplomas. If you go straight into employment you could work and train in hospitals, nursing homes and health centres. If you decide to go into higher education you could take a Degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as Managing Health and Care Services, Social Policy and Health Studies. Kingston College also has a progression agreement with Kingston University, London South Bank University and the University of Greenwich which offers clear information and support when applying to these institutions to study nursing.


Please enquire at admission office to find out the fees on 07943874969 or fill the “Get Course Information Kit” form within this page. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

What should I do next?

For a free consultation call a Specialist Consultant on 07943874969.

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