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Cambridge Technical in Health & Social Care (Level 3) at Lawnswood School

Course description

Would you like a career in health and social care? This course provides an advanced level qualification, delivered by experienced professionals.  The Cambridge Technical course aims to develop your knowledge and skills, preparing you to progress into Higher Education or into the health or social care sector. It provides a practical programme of study, focusing on the needs of real job roles and situations.

The course is suitable if you are progressing from GCSE Health and Social Care or wish to take this on as a new subject. 

Course content

The course consists of the following units:

Completion of 4 units in Year 12
Unit 1: Human Lifespan and development Exam

Unit 2: Working in Health & Social care Exam

Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and support needs Controlled Assessment

Unit 14: Psychological perspectives Controlled Assessment

Completion of 4 units in Year 13

Unit 4: Enquiries into current research in health and social care Exam

Unit 7: Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social care Controlled Assessment

Unit 8: Public health Controlled Assessment

Unit 19: Nutritional health Controlled Assessment

Entry requirements

4+ in GCSE English Language and/or Maths and a C+ GCSE/Level 2 qualification in a related subject (Science or Health & Social care).


The course requires a minimum of 8 units to be completed in total:

- 5 controlled assessment units are assessed internally (but externally moderated) using the criteria laid down by the examining board, 

- 3 exam units are assessed by external examinations.

A final grade is calculated by the awarding body based on points available for each unit.

Future opportunities

Nursing (Diploma or Degree) all branches (adults, sick children, mental health, midwifery and learning disabilities). Students can also progress on to other health related degree courses i.e .Radiography, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy, Health studies, Health promotion etc. A variety of health care settings will employ Level 3 qualified individuals.  these include hospitals, clinics, residential homes and a variety of voluntary agencies.

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: 20 November 2018
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