Cambridge Technical Level 3 Introductory Diploma in Health & Social Care
You want a high quality, industry-recognised qualification with the opportunity to develop relevant skills and knowledge, for a career in fields such as health-care, social care or early years and education.
All the assessment for this course is through coursework, there are no formal examinations. In year 1 you will complete 6 units and achieve the Introductory Diploma which is equivalent to 1 A level. You have to achieve at least a pass for every unit to achieve the overall qualification. If you choose to do the Diploma qualification this will be a 2 year course, taking up 2 timetable block options each year and counts as 2 of your subject choices.
Students can progress on to enter employment or study higher level qualifications in further or higher education including degrees in nursing.
You will study a broad range of topics such as: communication, equality and rights, human development, health and safety, health promotion, caring for children, older people and people with additional needs, working in the health and social care sectors, health problems and nutrition.
You will take part in relevant work placements in a care home, nursery, primary or secondary school or a day-centre. This will give you an opportunity to collect information for your coursework as well as providing you with practical experience of working in a care setting.
To study health and social care at this level you need four GCSEs at grade 4 or better or a relevant vocational qualification at merit grade or above. You can study other qualifications at college alongside your Cambridge Technical qualification and the choice of subject will depend upon the career area you are interested in.
To study health and social care at this level you need four GCSEs at grade 4 or better or a relevant vocational Level 2 qualification at Merit grade or above.
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