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Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care at Aston Academy

Course description

 Cambridge Technical Health & Social Care offers a broad and varied course, providing a foundation for any student wishing to work in the caring professions. It combines knowledge of effective care and communication, understanding health conditions, patient care, pathways, educating children and young people and much more. The qualification is coursework based, with examinations in Year 12 and Year 13, allowing students to be assessed in a variety of ways to ensure they reach their desired grade.

Course content

Six units will be studied for the single award over two years.
•Unit 1 Building positive relationships
•Unit 2 Equality, diversity and rights
•Unit 3 Health, safety and security
•Unit 4 Anatomy and physiology
•Unit 5 Infection control
•Unit 6 Personalisation and person centred approach

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above including Maths, English Language and Science

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Future opportunities

Past students have gone on to study degree courses in:

Health Management

Child, Adult and Mental Health



Health Studies


Teacher Training

Special Needs Training

They have also accessed successful careers in: Health Sector Social Work Police Paramedics Probation Service Occupational Therapy Early years such as nursery nursing or primary support workers and classroom assistants.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Adviser or a member of the Post 16 Team.

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: 07 November 2017
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