In this subject, students will have the opportunity to develop essential skills for working in the sector including interpersonal communication, effective time management and organisational skills. They will also develop a range of key qualities including empathy, sensitivity, patience and tolerance. In addition, they will develop academic skills such as research, essay writing, synthesis and evaluation.


Students will undertake three controlled assessments and one external exam. They will carry out independent research on one health condition and will also research the local and regional services available from a range of sectors. Finally, they will examine factors that influence behaviour and development.

Entry Requirements

Students will need three Grade 5s and three Grade 4s including a Grade 4 in GCSE (or equivalent) English. They should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.


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Health & Social Care Applied Certificate Level 3Pendleton Sixth Form College03/09/202424/25
Health & Social Care Applied Certificate Level 3Pendleton Sixth Form College05/09/202323/24

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