Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 3

There are a wide range of career opportunities across all sectors of Health, Social Care and Children & Young People. The course will equip you with the skills you need for either university or work, and is a first step towards a career in any of these areas. The subject is taught by enthusiastic and committed staff who bring out the best in the students. The O.C.R. Level 3 Diploma is a two-year course that consists of 1 mandatory unit (Effective Communication), plus a range of Optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits, and is broadly equivalent to one A Level. Students will be required to carry out two weeks of work experience in a related setting during this course. This course requires a commitment to the full two-year programme as final accreditation is not available until the end of year 13.


  • Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Caring for Children & Young People
  • Caring for individuals with additional needs
  • Nutrition for Health and Social Care


Students are assessed through their portfolio of coursework taken under controlled assessment conditions in school - there are no examinations.


A keen, enthusiastic approach to independent study is required, as well as the ability to write coherently and in depth at Level 3. Students will also be expected to work as part of a team, thus requiring good communication and presentation skills. Practical application of learning is a key skill to success.


The minimum entry requirements for Level 3 applied courses apply.