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Course Overview

This vocational course 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 gain 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.

Health and Social Care (CTEC)

Find Your Feet

Our study suite of Find Your Feet tasks have been designed to give you a taster of college life and the work involved by each subject. We recommend that you complete this work so that you know what to expect in September and to help you to choose the right subjects. There is no limit on how many subjects you can try, so find your feet in our study suite.

  • It is important to note that this work has no bearing on entry requirements and any work completed will not be marked or graded.
  • It is not required for you to bring any completed work with you in September, however, we would love for you to share your hard work.
  • It is a great platform to start your learning conversations with teaching staff and peers in September.

Download your (CTEC) Health & Social Care Find Your Feet task here

Qualifications Available

CTEC Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A-Level)

CTEC Diploma (equivalent to 2 A-Levels)

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

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.

The CTEC Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A-level over two years.

The CTEC National Diploma is equivalent to two A-levels over two years.

The CTEC National Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-levels over two years.

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: