Health & Social Care

Do you have a desire to help people? This course is for those who can see themselves working with a range of different people such as those with mental health needs, vulnerable adults or children, learning difficulties, caring for the elderly or disabled, or those who have had an accident or experience trauma.


This course can also be offered as a one A Level course, combined with two other A Level choices.

Course Overview
Year 1

Transition Course Overview

Level 2

Human lifespan development

Communication in Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care Services

Impact of Diet and Health

Individual needs in Health and Social Care services

Ensuring a Safe Environment

Creative and therapeutic services in HSC

Individual rights in health and social care services

Year 2

Level 3

Developing through the life stages

Developing communication in health and social care settings

Promoting health education

Dealing with challenging behaviour

Equality and diversity

Sociological and psychological perspectives

Anatomy and physiology

Physiological disorders

Caring for older people / dementia care

Caring for people with additional needs

Safeguarding adults and promoting independence

Caring for children and young people

Health, safety and security in health and social care settings



This provides a strong base for progression to apprenticeships, work or university or moving from level 2 to level 3.


Mental health nursing, social worker, paramedic, children’s nurse, teacher, play worker, child protection, dementia support, health promotion, adult nursing, counsellor, therapist, A&E nurse, care work (learning difficulties, elderly, dementia)

Health and Social Care is a vocational course for students who want to work with people.

Year 13 student

Key Facts

Qualification type:

Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma (Equivalent to 4 GCSEs - coursework only) Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels) - coursework only One A Level.


Additional entry requirements:

Portfolios/coursework and work experience.

Opportunities for work-related activities:

You will be required to volunteer at a range of health and social care settings throughout year. We will visit the mental health museum and have a range of guest speakers.


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