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Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Mode of study Academic Cambridge Technicals
Duration 2 Years
Campus English Bridge Campus
Start date September 2021
Course code CTH-CX (2123)
  • Who is it for?

    This specialised course offers you the opportunity to undertake work placements for hands on practical experience. This course has a strong practical element to it which ensures that you’ll be ready for a variety of careers in the caring professions. 

    Our expert and experienced teachers ensure that you learn the practical fundamentals of the course in a supportive environment to ensure that you achieve your full potential.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language.

  • What does the course involve?

    You will study a combination of human lifespan and development, current research and working in health and social care, disease,
    infection and public health. This subject encompasses psychology, biology, sociology and law and this blend complements A Levels.

    This practical course concentrates on understanding how theory underpins practice, placements in a variety of settings are a valuable component of the course in both years. The subject provides vital preparation for many relevant university courses by providing:

    • Essential skills and knowledge for working in the field of health and social care or those associated with it
    • The ability to investigate ways of empowering individuals who use Health & Social Care services
    • Self-management skills by researching and applying your knowledge and understanding to real-life scenarios

  • How is the course assessed?

    100% Coursework assignments.

  • Additional Notes

    Placement opportunities are provided for students on this course in settings such as hospitals, schools and other social care. We have a dedicated placement co-ordinator who will work with you to arrange a suitable placement.

  • Further Information

    Progression in Health & Social Care
    Many students progress in the areas of health, social careand early years, teaching, nursing, social work or work in related context.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email:

Megan O’Neill

Megan O’Neill

Health & Social Care BTEC (History, Sociology)
Previous Institution: The Priory School

 I took Health & Social Care because I want to be a primary school teacher. It is an assignment based course, so there is less pressure and you get to do amazing placements for hands-on experience and I went to a primary school. I will be going to study BA Primary Education after College.

Gareth Matthews

Gareth Matthews

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: William Brookes School

When I was younger I spent a lot of time in hospital and the wonderful staff inspired me to pursue a career as a midwife. The teachers always answer your queries and help you manage your time. Last year I got a distinction for Level 2 and was eager to come back this year. The partnership between SCG and the NHS offers an amazing opportunity. I have started as a Health Care Assistant at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Nicole Milner

Nicole Milner

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I want to become a paramedic and the work placements you do on this course have helped me get my foot in the door and start on my way to my dream career. I especially enjoy learning the psychological side of Health & Social Care.

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Career Options

  • Senior care workers

    Up to £20,000

  • Care workers and home carers

    Up to £17,000


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