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Health and Social Care Level 3 Cambridge Technical at St Benedict's Catholic High School

Course description

Health and Social Care could be a new subject to many students. It is a broad range subject and encapsulates this through a variety of units such as effective communication, an individual’s rights and needs, cultural diversity, safeguarding adults, caring for children and young people.  This course will prepare students for further study and is an ideal foundation for students entering the modern workplace, providing them with a theoretical background reinforced with practical skills.  This course also develops research, evaluation and problem solving skills.

Entry requirements

We want students who:  May want to try something new or want to develop their knowledge and understanding of health and social care in Britain today. Students who take this subject need to be highly organised, hard-working and committed to completing coursework.  It is also important that students can work independently as well as in groups.


This is a two year course.  Assessment will be through portfolios of work, which will be assessed by your teacher and moderated by an OCR visiting moderator.

Future opportunities

A qualification in Health and Social Care will provide relevant experiences to allow students to move to a career in Health, Social Care and Early Years but it is also a respected starting point for other careers. It will allow students to progress into further education, higher level apprenticeship or employment. Career opportunities include Childhood and Youth Studies, Nutrition and Health, all areas of Nursing, Midwifery, Counselling, Paramedic and Ambulance Roles, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Local Authority Services, Education Welfare and Complementary Therapies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Benedict's Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2017

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