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Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Course description

Why Study Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care?

Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care provides a high-quality alternative to A Levels. They are vocational qualifications for learners aged 16+. The Cambridge Technical provides a strong basis for progression to University, Apprenticeships or work and is recognised by universities for UCAS tariff points.

The Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care has been developed to meet the changing needs of the Health and Care sectors and prepare students for the challenges they will face in Higher Education or employment. Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector such as the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, the Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand. Students will practically apply their skills and knowledge in preparation for further study or the workplace.

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Our leading employers in the medical, health and care sectors are offering exciting professional employer projects linked to patient care, clinical practice and research.

Course content

Course Outline:

The course provides an excellent foundation in the world of the health and social care sectors. With the demographics in the UK changing rapidly and the population living longer, there are many exciting progression routes that will require a wide range of knowledge and skills in this area.

Certificate (1 A Level equivalent)

  • Building positive relationships in health and social care
  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Health, safety and security in health and social care
  • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
  • Infection Control
  • Public Health

Foundation Diploma (1.5 A Level equivalent) All Certificate Units and the following additional further units

  • The impact of long-term physiological conditions
  • Safeguarding
  • Supporting people with mental health conditions

Tech Diploma (2 A Level equivalent) All Foundation Diploma Units and the following additional further units

  • Personalisation and a Person-Centred Approach to Care
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Psychology for Health and Social Care

Extended Diploma (3 A Level equivalent)

  • Promote Positive Behaviour
  • Research Methods in Health, Social Care and Childcare
  • Sociology for Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Grade 4 at GCSE in English and Maths and grade 4 in three other subjects including science

Further information

For further information, please register for one of our showcase events. 
Full details of the events and how to register are available on our website http://www.utcsheffield.org.uk.

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: 05 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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    • UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is the second UTC in Sheffield, opening in September 2016. It offers a combination of Technical and A Levels courses to Sixth Form students. The majority of students at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are advised to take a Cambridge Technical course of variable size in either Computing, Health or Sport combined with A Level courses.