Health & Social Care

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.

Health & Social Care is designed to introduce you to the changes people undergo through their lives, and the ways in which society is able to meet and support these changing needs.

This Level 3 Extended Certificate is taken over 2 years and is the equivalent of one A Level. It can be studied alongside other A Levels, or similar Level 3 alternative A Level qualifications such as Applied Psychology.

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework.

What do I need?

You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 in English and a Grade 4 or above in Maths. Grade 4 in Science is desirable.

Level 2 vocational qualification in Science at Distinction or Merit may also be considered.

Where can it take me?

You can progress to an exciting range of higher level courses, including the Health and Social Care Foundation Degree. You could also consider studying a related degree at university.

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Health, Social Work or as a Paramedic.

Additional information

This course should be combined with A Levels

Good combinations could include Sociology, Psychology and especially science subjects such as Biology.

An Apprenticeship may also be considered

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