Health & Social Care

What does the course involve?

This is a one-year course which is equivalent to 3 GCSEs, providing 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, 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; this 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 carry out work experience.

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 environments 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
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 local care homes and they will have opportunities to seek advice on health related careers from external speakers/guests.

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

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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