Why study health and social care?

Health and social care is an exciting and highly thought provoking course ideal for students aiming to progress towards further education and careers in the sector. The course covers theory and practical applications in this field, and there are opportunities for you to enhance your understanding through visits to local health and social care settings, together with visits from outside speakers. To succeed on this course you will need a genuine interest and commitment to studying health and social care.

What will I learn about?

During the course you will study six units designed to develop your knowledge and skills:
• building positive relationships
• health, safety and security
• anatomy and physiology
• equality, diversity and rights
• nutrition
• psychology
• sexual health and relationships for health and social care

How will I be assessed?

• Written assessment
• Examination

Future pathways and careers

• Childcare
• Nursing
• Care home support
• Care assistant
• Early years practitioner
• Applied biology
• Education

Course level

Cambridge Technicals – Level 3

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 4 in English, maths and science.

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