Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care provides an opportunity to explore how health affects individuals in society and investigate areas of health promotion such as sexual health, alcohol and drug abuse and smoking, as well as the chance to be involved in a small health promotion campaign. You will also meet health professionals through talks and visits to universities.

Subject content

In the first year students will explore building positive relationships, which will enhance their understanding of the importance of relationships in the  delivery of safe and effective care. Students will consider how equality, diversity and rights can be promoted in health and social care settings.  Students  will also explore what it means to be safe and how to maintain a safe working environment. In the second year students will develop their understanding of anatomy and physiology, where they will learn about the structure and function of the different bodily systems. In the second year students may also  look at learning disabilities and psychology in health and social care settings.



Assessment is by examination and portfolio. two exams and one coursework unit in year 1. Exam and two coursework units in year 2

You can view the Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate units by clicking on the link below;

Grading/UCAS points are awarded as follows for this qualification:

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate and Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma – 360GLH

Grade UCAS Tariff points
D* 56
D 48
M 32
P 16

Progression opportunities

This course has a wide range of progression opportunities, which can lead to Higher Education in social work, nursing and social science degrees. It  complements other A Level subjects and will equip you with the skills needed for Higher Education and the world of work. In combination with other  subjects, you could go on to pursue a career in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or teaching.