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Cambridge Technical Diploma 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

The units that are listed below are to be covered over two years for the double award.

•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
•Unit 9 Supporting people with learning difficulties
•Unit 10 Nutrition
•Unit 11 Career planning
•Unit 13 Sexual health, reproduction and early development stages
•Unit 14 The impact of long-term physiological conditions
•Unit 15 Promoting health and well-being

Entry requirements

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


Assignments—You will complete a series of tasks set in a work-related scenario and produce a portfolio of evidence.

Tasks - In controlled conditions, you will complete a practical task tackling an everyday challenge

Computer Online Exam - You will draw on essential information to create written answers to practical questions in test conditions

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Future opportunities

Past students have gone on to study degree courses in:

  • Health Management
  • Child, Adult and Mental Health Nursing,
  • Midwifery, Health Studies,
  • Radiography,
  • Teacher Training,
  • Special Needs Teaching.

They have also have 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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