The CTEC Level 3 study programme is designed to meet the changing circumstances within the health and social care sectors. The Level 3 Extended Certificate offers you a qualification that is equivalent to one A Level which can be combined with other CTEC or A Level qualifications to form a basis for progression to undergraduate studies relating to a range of careers or into a work environment. The units of study contain a variety of different topics, and teaching and assessment methods that will help you to develop your general skills, as well as your knowledge and understanding of care related issues.


  • Mandatory Units
    > Building positive relationships in Health and Social Care
    > Equality, diversity and rights in Health and Social Care
    > Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care
    > Anatomy and physiology for Health and Social Care

  • Optional Units
    > Nutrition for health
    > Sexual health, reproduction and early development stages

Future Paths

  • Further Education
    With a qualification in Health and Social Care you could progress to university.
    Potential courses include:
    > Adult Nursing
    > Children and Youth Studies
    > Health and Social Care
    > Mental Health Nursing
    > Nursing Practice

  • Careers
    Potential careers you can go into with a Health and Social Care qualification include:
    > Social Work
    > Nursing
    > Midwifery
    > Occupational Therapy
    > Teaching