Health and Social Care (Certificate/Extended Diploma)

Course Overview

This course provides an exciting opportunity for students who are looking to gain knowledge of Health and Social Care. It is a very dynamic subject, which explores a variety of areas and current topics of interest from human life span development, learning about human behaviour, communication, health promotion to child protection and safeguarding. Health & Social Care can be studied as an Extended Certificate making it a full-time programme or as a Certificate (one A-Level equivalent) combined with other BTECs or A-Levels. 

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 including Maths and English.


On completion of this course students will have knowledge of key aspects in Health and Social Care. The course can lead to further study in the following areas:

  • Social work
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Teaching
  • Paramedics

And much more….

Course Outline

For the enthusiasts wanting to pursue a health and social career it is a platform for understanding individuals, learning how to provide quality care, to the skills needed to become a health, social care or child development specialist. The course is equivalent to one A Level, if studied over two years. This new and exciting course can be studied alongside A Level subjects or BTEC qualifications. 

The units are assessed through the completion of coursework and examinations.

Coursework (BTEC Pearson)
Coursework is assessed through many forms which can include written, presentations, video recording, role plays, posters, promotions and scenarios.

Examination (BTEC Pearson)
Students will sit two exams across their two years of study. These results will contribute to 50% of their final grade.

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"I thoroughly enjoy Health and Social Care. It has taught me the laws and policies that protect people who are vulnerable. The subject has made my decision to pursue healthcare at university."
Megan Endall

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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