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Health and Social Care (Cambridge Technical Level 3) at John Smeaton Academy

Course description

If you are planning on a career in Nursing, Midwifery or Social Work, the Health and Social Care Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma will equip you with the range of skills and knowledge needed to work in the profession. Our teachers have a range of experience and qualifications in health and social care so don’t just teach theory, but prepare you for a career in the profession. After all, why learn from a book when you can learn from a nurse? Why discuss psychology in a classroom when you could be dis- cussing how to help people with it in a real care setting? If you want to continue your learning and progress to a higher education qualification or university degree, the course will give you the skills that our former students tell us are essential when studying at this level.


As part of the course you will have the opportunity to meet with Health and Social Care assessors who are able to provide first-hand experience of working in the profession, along with guest speakers who will give presentations on employment or higher education opportunities.


Course content

Units include:

  • Equality Diversity and Rights
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Building Positive Relationship
  • Infection Control
  • Safeguarding
  • Health Safety and Security in Health and  Social Care
  • Nutrition for Health


Future opportunities

The course is fully recognised by colleges and universities. It carries the same weighting as AS and A2 Level courses with regards to UCAS points. It is also recognised by employers in Health and Social Care organisations and other “people based” lines of work.


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 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years for Cambridge Technical