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Health and Social Care at Hartsdown Academy

Course description

Cambridge Technicals Level 3 are vocational qualifications for students aged 16+. They’re designed with the workplace in mind and provide a high-quality alternative to A Levels,

It will provide learners with the opportunity, through applied learning, to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the health and social care sector.

Course content

To achieve this qualification, learners must achieve at least a pass grade in 12 units which will include subjects such as 

Communication,Relationships,Anatomy and Physiology, Equality and Diversity, Safety and Security, Infection control, Safe Guarding, Dementia, Sexual Health, Career planning.



5 Exams – Externally marked and moderated

7 Course Work Units  -Internally Marked and Externally moderated.

Future opportunities

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses. This qualification is primarily designed to support progression to employment via higher education; however this qualification will also be relevant for those who choose to progress directly to employment, through a Health and Social Care apprenticeships.

Further information

For further information please contact Mrs Buchanan on 01843 227957 or

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: 08 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Number of planned places: 20


  • More information

      Hartsdown Academy is larger than the average secondary school. . The college is designated as a specialist technology college .Its inclusive approach means that most students are offered a course which compliments their academic ability.

      In the sixth form the academic courses results reflect good achievement, especially in vocational subjects.