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Wymondham High Academy

A Level Health & Social Care (Technical)

Course Information

Health and Social Care is a growth industry – almost 1.5 million people work in the sector; there will be half a million more jobs by 2030. This qualification therefore isn’t just about teaching learners how to care for babies or the elderly and the ill. Instead, it will provide them with the skills, knowledge and understanding that will allow them to progress to Higher Education or an apprenticeship for a health and social care-related programme such as mental health, paramedic, nursing or social work.

The Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care is a vocational qualification which is designed with the workplace in mind and provides a high quality alternative to A-Levels. Cambridge Technicals provide a strong base for progression to university, apprenticeships or work and are recognised for UCAS tariff points. Learners will learn by applying their skills, knowledge and understanding to tasks or activities that are relevant to what happens in health, social care and childcare workplaces and how to be proactive in promoting healthy lifestyles and supporting individuals within the sector.

Example units studied include;

• Sexual health and reproduction

• Equality, diversity and rights

• Infection control

• Anatomy and physiology, etc.

Having an appreciation of what happens in the workplace will also help to prepare learners for continuing their education in this sector. Learners will take 12 or 13 units, made up of mandatory and optional units.

Entry requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirements.