Health and Social Care Cambridge Technical


Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care provides a high-quality alternative to A Levels. They are vocational qualifications for learners aged 16+. The Cambridge Technical provides a strong basis for progression to University, Apprenticeships or work and is recognised by universities for UCAS tariff points.

The Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care has been developed to meet the changing needs of the Health and Care sectors and prepare students for the challenges they will face in Higher Education or employment. Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector such as the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, the Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand. Students will practically apply their skills and knowledge in preparation for further study or the workplace.

Employer Links

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Course Outline

The course provides an excellent foundation in the world of the health and social care sectors. With the demographics in the UK changing rapidly and the population living longer, there are many exciting progression routes that will require a wide range of knowledge and skills in this area.

Extended Certificate (1 A Level equivalent)

  • Building positive relationships
  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Health, safety and security
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Sexual Health, Reproduction and Early Development
  • Public Health

Tech Diploma (2 A Level equivalent) All Foundation Diploma Units and the following additional further units

  • Personalisation and a Person-Centred Care
  • Safeguarding
  • Physiological conditions
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • infection Control
  • Supporting people with mental health conditions

Extended Diploma (3 A Level equivalent)

  • Research Methods
  • Psychology for Health & Social Care
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Creativity and Activity for Children & Young People
  • Principles of Youth Work

How will it be delivered?

A mixture of external exams and coursework

Entry requirements

Grade 4 at GCSE in English and Maths and grade 4 in three other subjects including science