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Health and Social Care Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Level 3 at Brooke Weston Academy

Course description

A Cambridge Technical is a vocational qualification at Level 3 that is the equivalent of one A Level and provides a sound basis for those wishing to follow a career in health, social care or child care. The course develops skills and understanding that are directly relevant to these careers. This course is not considered to be a suitable route for those interested in gaining a nursing qualification.

Course content

  • Unit 1: Developing effective communication in health and social care
  • Unit 3: Health, Safety & Security in Health & Social Care
  • Unit 4: Developing through life stages
  • Unit 9: Caring for Children and young people
  • Unit 10: Safeguarding Adults & Promoting Independence
  • Unit 14: Working in the Health Sector

Entry requirements

Open to students who have gained at least a grade C in both GCSE English language and a science.

Future opportunities

Students who achieve this qualification will be prepared to enter a variety of HND or degree level courses in health, social care and early years care-related subjects. For example, a student achieving a Cambridge Technical Level 3 Introductory Diploma in Health and Social Care, supported by a suitable A Level subject, and wishing to progress to further qualifications in the health sector may undertake a qualification in one of the following areas: professions allied to medicine; complementary healthcare; sports health; or dietetics. Similarly, a student wishing to progress to further qualifications in the social care sector may undertake a degree in social work at age 21+, NVQs to become home care organisers, teaching assistants, or working with people with disabilities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brooke Weston Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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