Health & Social Care CamTech Level 3

Course Overview

If you wish to pursue a career in the field of health and care or education (e.g.  physiotherapy, nursing, biomedical science, social work, teaching, welfare rights officer, occupational therapy, radiography, to name just a few) this course will address many of the aspects that are integral to the health, care and  education professions. 

You will benefit from motivational teaching strategies and high quality learning through various resources to help you make a great start in your chosen career. 

The Cambridge Technical Level 3 in Health and Social Care encompasses many subjects you have encountered  already, for example: Science, English, History, P.E. as well as others you may be considering for A levels, such as Sociology, Psychology or Human Biology, to name just a few. 

The units of work are extremely varied covering topics such as: Equality, Diversity & Rights; Building Positive Relationships; Health, Safety & Security; Anatomy & Physiology; Infection Control; Personalisation & Person-Centred Care; Safeguarding; Supporting People with Learning Disabilities; Nutrition for health; Long-term Physiological Conditions; Mental Health and Psychology for Health & Social Care.


  • For the Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels) there are 12 units of work, 7 are coursework assignments and 5 are assessed through written exam papers.

  • For the Extended Certificate, (equivalent to 1 A level) there are 6 units of work, 3 coursework and 3 written exam papers. 

The course is delivered in a variety of ways from formal lectures/seminars, group work, peer presentations and individual research. 

This qualification is designed to give a broad introduction to this sector and aims to prepare candidates for further study in higher education or further training which might be whilst in employment (e.g. an apprenticeship). However, these qualifications are not designed for candidates’ direct entry into employment.  

Candidates who achieve these qualifications may be prepared to enter a variety of HND or degree level courses in health and social care related subjects or education. 

5 GCSEs at grade 9-5, including Science and English.