Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Health and Social Care

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

Exam Board: OCR

2 years

Equivalent to: 1 A Level

Course Content:

You will study:

  • how and why people communicate, the role of body language in finding out what people are really thinking
  • the importance of treating people with respect and dignity and what happens when you don’t
  • how people develop and change throughout their lives
  • study skills, including how to read quickly and efficiently and how to write reports


From 2018 there may be a specification change and exams might become a part of assessment. To be confirmed as soon as possible.

6 Units are assessed through course work in the form of assignments. These may be written essays, presentations, and practical demonstrations.

Studying at Alton College:

You will have a mixture of formal and less formal learning experiences. Some sessions will be in the form of lectures but you will also participate in a mixture of activities – whether working individually or in groups. You will participate in role plays, discussions and presentations.

Entry requirements:

Students should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4. For GCSEs which remain with the old grading system, a Grade 4 is equivalent to a Grade C. Alternatively, if you have studied at Level 2, you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for students who prefer coursework.

Course costs:

£25 textbook

£12.50 polo shirt for placement

Health & Social Care works well with:

Children’s Play Learning and Development
English Language