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Cambridge Technicals Certificate and Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care Level 3 AS and A Level Equivalent

This level 3 qualification will equip students with the skills and knowledge required to study at University on a range of health and social care related programmes such as Health and Social Care, Nursing, Midwifery, Education and Social Work.

Students who choose Health and Social Care at this level often combine it with A levels in Biology, Psychology and Sociology.  

Assessment is through a combination of assignments which are internally assessed and exams which are externally set and marked. Students have the opportunity to achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade in all of their assessments.


The units studied for the Cambridge Technical Certificate - AS equivalent are:

Unit 1. Building positive relationships in health and social care

Unit 2. Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care

Unit 3. Health, safety and security in health and social care.

For the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate - A level equivalent students study the above 3 units and:

Unit 4. Anatomy and physiology

Unit 10. Nutrition for health

Unit 22. Psychology for health and social care