John Smeaton Academy Sixth Form 2016

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care

Edexcel        Head of Department: Miss Roe


Why study Health and Social Care?

If you are planning on a career in Nursing, Midwifery or Social Work, the Health and Social Care Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma will equip you with the range of skills and knowledge needed to work in the profession.

Our teachers have a range of experience and qualifications in health and social care so don’t just teach theory, but prepare you for a career in the profession. After all, why learn from a book when you can learn from a nurse? Why discuss psychology in a classroom when you could be dis- cussing how to help people with it in a real care setting?

If you want to continue your learning and progress to a higher education qualification or university-

degree, the course will give you the skills that our former students tell us are essential when    studying at this level.

As part of the course you will have the opportunity to meet with health and social care assessors who are able to provide first-hand experience of working in the profession, along with guest speakers who will give presentations on employment or higher education opportunities.


What does the course involve?

There are 12 units of which 8 are mandatory and from these, 5 units are externally marked.

Units include:

  • Equality Diversity and Rights
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Building Positive Relationships
  • Infection Control
  • Safeguarding
  • Health Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  • Nutrition for Health


Where will this course take you?

The course is fully recognised by colleges and universities. It carries the same weighting as AS and A2 Level courses with regards to UCAS points. It is also recognised by a range of em- ployers in health and social care organisa- tions and other “people based” lines of work.



Entry Requirements and Further Information:

5 A* – C grades at GCSE

Preferably grade B in GCSE Health and Social Care

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