Health & Social Care

Course Overview

This is a 1 year course which is equivalent to 3 GCSE’s, 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. 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. 
This course is a very good starting point for those wanting experience working with individuals within the health sector; such experience will be gained through extra educational activities such as visiting local organisations and carrying out health promotions.  Support and guidance will be available to those wishing to carryout work experience.

Entry Requirements

There is no requirement for any specific prior learning but we do require that you achieve at least a Grade 3 in GCSE English and maths. 


Students will have the opportunity to make contact with external organisations such as visits to the local care home and they will have opportunities to seek advice on health related careers from external speakers/guests.

Students in the past have organised a range of work experience, e.g. care homes, hospitals, hospices and GP settings. 

Course Guide
Course Outline

Components of Course

  • Module 1: Communication 
  • Module 2: Individual rights in Health and Social Care
  • Module 3: Individual needs in Health and Social Care
  • Module 4: Ensuring safe environmental in health and Social Care
  • Module 6: Cultural diversity in health and Social Care
  • Module 8: Human lifespan development 
  • Module 10: Health and social care services 
  • Module 11: The impact of diet


  • 100% Coursework


  • 100% coursework, which will be assessed internally


  • No exams

Exam Board

  • OCR
Student Portrait

"I really enjoy studying Health and Social care. I have learnt about child development and working standards in the professional environment. I have developed and gained lots of knowledge on key skills which will help me build a successful career for myself"

Aqsa Hussain

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 College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury 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 after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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