George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Health and Social Care

BTEC National Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level)
BTEC National Diploma (equivalent to two A Levels)

This course has been developed to recognise learners skills, knowledge and understanding of the health, social care and early years sector and the settings, job roles, principles and values involved. Learners carry out a range of tasks that have been designed to recognise their achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the workplace.

Exam board/specification

Pearson Edexcel

Entry requirements

  • OCR Nationals Health and Social Care Level 2 (pass)
  • Minimum of a grade C in GCSE English Language
  • GCSE equivalent to four passes at grade C

Progression routes from this course

Social work, nursing and midwifery, social care, counselling and psychological services, teaching, children’s and family services.

Units (Extended Certificate)

  • Human lifespan development
  • Working in Health & Social Care
  • Meeting individual care & subject needs
  • Psychological Disorders and their care

Assessment (Extended Certificate)

  • 2 exams
  • 2 assignments


Units (National Diploma)

  • Principles of Safe Practice
  • Promoting Public Health in HSC
  • Meeting individual care and support needs
  • Supporting individuals with additional needs
  • Physiological Disorders and their care

Assessment (National Diploma)

  • 1 board marked task
  • 3 assignments
  • 100 hours work experience


Exam results 2016 2017 2018
BTEC National Extended Certificate n/a 100% Pass/Pass - Dist/Dist 100% Pass-Distinction*
BTEC National Diploma n/a 100% Pass/Pass - Dist/Dist 100% Pass/Pass - Merit/Merit
Table of Key Stage 5 - Post 16 Health & Social Care exam results 2016 - 2018



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