Sixth Form - Health and Social Care Cambridge Extended Technical (FSFC)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC205
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Health and Social Care provides an opportunity to explore how health affects individuals in society. Students will investigate areas including building positive relationships, equality and diversity and health and safety. The Cambridge Extended Technical in Health and Social Care focuses on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to work in the health and social care sector.



Year 1

In the first year students will explore building positive relationships, which will enhance their understanding of the importance of relationships in the delivery of safe and effective care. Students will consider how equality, diversity and rights can be promoted in health and social care settings. Students will also explore what it means to be safe and how to maintain a safe working environment.

Year 2

In the second year students will develop their understanding of anatomy and physiology, where they will learn about the structure and function of the different bodily systems. In the second year students may also look at nutrition and mental health.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment in year one will be 33% coursework and 67% exam based. Assessment in year two is 50% coursework and 50% exam based.

Entry requirements

We generally ask for a GCSE point score of 5 or above to study a two-year A Level programme.

This will ideally include a 5 or above in English and Maths.

Your average GCSE score will include the Grades for all your GCSE subjects, added together, then divided by the number of subjects you’ve taken.

Please note: If you have a GCSE point score between 4 and 5 you can access certain A Level subjects.

Your next steps...

This course has a wide range of progression opportunities, which can lead to Higher Education in social work, nursing and social science degrees. It complements other A Level subjects and will equip you with the skills needed for Higher Education and the world of work. In combination with other subjects, you could go on to pursue a career in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or teaching.