Health & Social Care Cambridge Technical Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Marple College


Marple SFC

Further Details


College 16-18

Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


Health & Social Care

Course Overview

The Diploma in Health and Social Care is a two-year course equivalent to 2 A Levels. The course will lead to a highly specialized 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.

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 including English and / or Maths at a minimum of level 4. A satisfactory enhanced DBS check will be essential.

Students will benefit from a number of unique course features:

1. Opportunity to gain work experience with local employers

2. Tutors who have industry experience across a range of specialisms.

3. Development of employability skills valued by health and social care sector.

4. Close links with HE institutions with opportunities to visit for ‘taster’ days.

Students will be required to choose a number of optional units to complete the course.
Building Positive Relationships
Equality and Diversity
Promote Positive Behaviour
Anatomy & Physiology in Health & Social Care
Psychological Perspectives
Sociological Perspectives
Supporting People with Mental Health
Impact of Long Term Physiological Conditions
Health, Safety and Security
Infection Control

Students can explore many career paths in relation to this course:

1. Nursing degree (Adult, Children, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities)/Midwifery

2. NHS Apprenticeships

3. Social Work/Social Care Work

4. Primary School Teaching

5. Children and Young Peoples Workforce

6. Allied Health professions e.g. Occupational Therapy

Students will be assessed by a mixture of coursework (58%), an exam and controlled assessment (42%). Controlled assessment involves completing an assignment in exam conditions with support material.

For finance information, please contact the college on 01614846600.

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