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Cambridge Technicals Level 3 in Health & Social Care at Wigston College

Course description

Course details

Students who are interested in caring professions, social work, teaching, psychology, child care, nursing including midwifery, sociology, elderly care or mental health care. Work can be independent and involves research skills. Discussion plays a vital role in the delivery of the course. Students who are capable of giving opinions and interpreting factual material will do well.

Course content

At level 3 Extended Certificate there are six units; 3 in year 12 and 3 in year 13: OCR Applied General Certificate in Health and Social Care [05830] Building positive relationships [Internally assessed] Equality, diversity and rights in HSC Settings [Exam Health, safety and security in HSC [Exam] OCR Applied General Extended Certifi-cate in Health and Social Care [05831] Anatomy and Physiology [Exam] There will be two more internally assessed units which have yet to be cho-sen. Those under consideration are: Nutrition for health, Psychology for HSC, Infection control and supporting people with learning difficulties

Entry requirements

Students that have taken the subject at GCSE must have grade C (Single award) or above in Health and Social Care and grade 4+ in English Language.

Is the subject open to students that have not taken HSC at GCSE? - Yes Students that are new to the subject must have grade 4+ in both English Language and Maths.


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Financial information

Leicestershire Post 16 Bursary

Students are able to apply to us for support to overcome any barriers to learning.

Future opportunities


· Nursing

· Child Care

· Residential Care

· Social Work

· Teaching or any other course at university where care forms part of the course.


Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact us via email at, tel 0116 288 1611 and view our

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years