Health & Social Care Level 3 CTEC Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Cheadle College



Course Overview

The CTEC in Health and Social Care is a two-year course equivalent to 3 A Levels. The course will lead to a highly specialised work-related qualification where you will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare you to progress to employment or continue to study in Higher Education.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


Health & Social Care

General entry requirements for our Level 3 Vocational Qualifications include 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English and/or Maths. For Health & Social Care we are looking for applicants with a passion for helping others.

We are an inclusive college and will consider all applications at interview.

The course provides students with the opportunity to gain work experience with local employers.
Tutors who have industry experience across a range of specialisms.
Development of employability skills valued by health and social care sector.
Close links with HE institutions with opportunities to visit for ‘taster’ days.

Some of the units you could study include: Building Positive Relationships in health and social care, Career Planning for health and Social care, The impact of long-term physical conditions, Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care, Research methods in health, social care and childcare, Safeguarding Psychology for health and social care, Sociology for health and social care

Employment within industry in a technical or administrative capacity, Higher Education at University for Degree or Higher National Diploma courses in a Science related course

Nursing degree (Adult, Children, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities), Midwifery, Social Work, Social Care Work, Primary School Teaching, Children and Young Peoples Workforce, Allied Health professions e.g. Occupational Therapy, Customer Service sector

The course is assessed by 42% examination and 58% coursework.

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