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Health & Social Care Cambridge Double Course Option (Introductory Diploma/Diploma)

Health & Social Care Cambridge Double Course Option (Introductory Diploma/Diploma)

Course Content

Students will develop professional and personal skills through interaction with people who either work in the sector or require care or support, as well as theoretical knowledge and understanding to underpin their skills. This allows the student to offer specific, person-centred care and support and build positive relationships with the people they are working with, so that their needs and requirements are met whilst they maintain control of their own care and support. Students will consider the real impacts to people living with conditions or illnesses such as the social, financial and psychological impacts, not just the signs, symptoms and treatment of faceless conditions or illnesses. Students will also learn about the legislation and guidance supporting health and social care, so that they can ensure the people they are working with are not only able to access all the care and support they are entitled to, but are also able to protect themselves from any harm or abuse whilst at work.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

To study health and social care at this level you need four GCSEs at grade C/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 A level subject will depend upon the career area you are interested in.


What opportunities will this lead to?

Students can progress to study higher level qualifications in further or higher education including degrees in nursing, teaching and social work. Alternatively, you can progress on to career areas such as healthcare and social care through apprenticeships, higher apprenticeships and traineeships or enter the workplace within the healthcare and social care industries.

Use this handy tool to find out more about potential careers after CTECs.

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