Health & Social Care

(Equivalent to 2 A Levels)

If you have an interest in health, early years care, education and social care, then this course is perfect for you. Working with and helping a variety of people is an extremely rewarding career and as part of the course you will gain insight into numerous roles that you may want as a career. During the course you will have placements in a number of care settings, to get a full understanding of health care provision whilst practicing your skills and knowledge gained.

What skills will I develop?

You will develop your understanding of the various job roles within the health & social care sector.

You will develop your communication & other practical skills, enhancing them on a number of work experience placements.

You will learn more about the human body, nutrition and procedures within health & social care.

What topics will I study?

Cambridge Technical Diploma

  • Unit 1: Building positive relationships in health & social care
  • Unit 2: Equality, diversity and rights in health & social care
  • Unit 3: Health, safety, and security in health & social care
  • Unit 4: Anatomy and physiology for health & social care
  • Unit 5: Infection Control
  • Unit 6: Personalisation and a person centred approach to care
  • Unit 7: Safeguarding
  • Unit 8: Creativity and activity for children and young people
  • Unit 9: Supporting people with learning disabilities
  • Unit 10: Nutrition for Health
  • Unit 14: The impact of long term physiological conditions
  • Unit 15: Promoting health and wellbeing

Where does the course lead?

Career opportunities include nursing, dental, teaching and care-related professions. Alternatively, it can lead towards a degree in a subject related to Health & Social Care.


Exam Board


Head of Department

Karen Foan

Entry Requirements

Five A*- C grades (or equivalent 4+).

Assessment Breakdown

Coursework = 65%, Examination = 35%