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Course Overview

Do you want to progress into a career in which you can have a positive influence on the life of others every day?

This exciting qualification covers a wide range of units to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to enter employment in the Health, Social Care or Education sectors.

You will study topics including: Safeguarding; Equality Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care; Building Positive Relationships in Health and Social Care; Anatomy and Physiology; Supporting People with Dementia; and Sexual Health, Reproduction and Early Development Stages. You will develop valuable skills, such as communication and teamwork which are highly valued by both universities and employers.

This course will help you to develop your understanding of how care workers need to behave in order to look after people who may not be able to care for themselves.

Qualifications Available

  • CTEC Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A-Level)
  • CTEC Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-Levels)

Course Topics

  • Building positive professional relationships in health and social care
  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Health, safety and security in health and social care
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Infection control
  • Safeguarding
  • Creativity/activities for older adults
  • Creativity/activities for children and young people


Throughout my time at college, there has been plenty of support and many opportunities to experience something new, such as the vast range of guest speakers and trips that make up the Aspire Programme. These were specific to Health and Social Care and have been exciting and a new way to learn. Developing effective time management and a good work ethic through my studies will help me to achieve at university.

Mia Atherden

Previously: The Rural Enterprise Academy
Studying: CTEC Health and Social Care


Course Features

Learning activities will be relevant to health, social care and child care settings and will provide students with a broad appreciation of workplace practices and the different types of people who use care and support services.

Lesson activities will be varied and will include the use of case studies, independent research, structured tasks, presentations and group work.

You will be encouraged to participate in health and social care related work experience or voluntary work throughout your course.


The courses are made up of 60% coursework and 40% exams, divided over the two years, giving students the chance of at least one resit per examined subject.

Awarding Body: OCR

Where Courses Become Careers

You will develop skills, knowledge and behaviours required to enter employment in the health and social care sector, or to progress in to health or social care related apprenticeships or degree courses, such as Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Early Childhood Studies, or a range of other health or social care related degree courses.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

You will develop professional and personal skills, such as effective communication in different settings, as well as the knowledge and understanding to underpin your skills. You will gain an appreciation of the importance of legislation and person-centered care in the workplace. You will also develop your ability to research information and organise your workload effectively.

If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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