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Ulverston Victoria High School

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Health & Social Care

Entry Requirements

Students who are intending to follow this course should have a minimum of a Grade 5 in English Language or Literature. You do not have to have studied this subject prior to applying for this course.

Course Content

This course is offered as the Technical Certificate which is studied in Year 12 and the Technical Introductory Diploma when continued through to Year 13. It is expected that students who start the course will continue through into Year 13.

This qualification provides opportunities to develop the skills demanded by employers and is set in the context of Health and Social Care, providing learners with both the knowledge and skills base required to take up employment in this area. However it also enables students to gain UCAS points if they are aiming for higher education.

The qualification is 100% coursework with the units of work being internally assessed and externally moderated. The students will study 3 units of work in Year 12 to gain the Technical Certificate and a further 3 units of work in Year 13 to gain the Technical Introductory Diploma.


Year 12* Year 13*

Intended units of study will be:

  • Developing effective communication in health and social care.
  • Development through the life stages.
  • Nutrition for health and social care.
A further 3 units will be completed from the following list:
  • Promoting health education
  • Developing creativity in children and young people.
  • Complementary therapies within health and social care.
  • Working in the health sector.
  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care.
  • Sociological perspectives in health and social care.
*This may vary due to staffing and student cohort.


Health & Social Care offers specialist pathways into health science, social care and support, and working with children and young people.

Contact Mrs Bell

Governor Link - Mrs Emma Corkill