5 A*-C GCSEs or Level 2 Health and Social Care (merit or higher).


To succeed on the course and in a healthcare career, students need to have a keen interest in the subject and need to consider and be able to relate to the ‘Six Cs’ of health and social care: care, compassion, communication, competence, courage and commitment.


You will develop academic skills such as referencing, report writing and examination techniques.

Practical and clinical skills such as vital signs measurement, pressure ulcer prevention, daily cares and more will also be developed.

You will take part in skills lessons as well as a placement one day each week.


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Why study Health and Social Care?

The hospitals within the area have expressed support for NSETC to provide a curriculum o er which will help ll the skills gap.

Technically-qualified individuals with a wide range of relevant technical skills are needed to ful l industry need within North Somerset and North Bristol.

This course is being offered to meet a direct demand within the area and includes science units which are recognised by universities for entry to nursing and midwifery degree courses.

There are many careers and opportunities within the medical and health science sector other than being a doctor and this course will provide a good foundation for such a career.


Where will this course lead me?

You can consider numerous options for further study after the course including a foundation degree in health and social care.



You will be assessed in a variety of ways including: three external exams, one externally-marked controlled assessment and nine internally marked units.

care practice, or a degree in subjects such as nursing, midwifery, biomedical science, radiography, pharmacology and other allied health professions.

You will also have employment opportunities within NHS, with career path options including anatomical pathology technician, medical laboratory assistant, operating department practitioner, clinical engineer and clinical or medical technologist.

Extracurricular activities related to this course

As well as completing academic work, you will have an opportunity to participate in different placements throughout their course. Placements previously have included: Southmead hospital mental health units, rehabilitation centres, children and early years settings, care and residential homes and facilities for people with learning disabilities.

You will get the opportunity to train for and develop skills to compete for a place in the prestigious World Skills competition.

You will be able to gain training in dementia friends, first aid and basic autism training.