Technical Qualifications in Health and Care (3625)

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2016
First teaching for the Level 2 Technical Certificate is September 2017

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Healthcare, Care and Childcare is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in one of these sectors. Learners could progress into employment, onto and Apprenticeship or may wish to further their studies by taking other qualifications at Level 3.


First teaching for the Advanced Technical Diplomas is September 2016

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma and Extended Diploma in Health and Care are for learners who are interested in developing the skills and knowledge that will lead to meaningful employment in the Health and Care industry.

These technical qualifications can also form part of the City & Guilds TechBac – an exciting new framework for learning designed to give 14 - 19 year olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress from FE onto an apprenticeship, into university or into the modern jobs market.

To ensure learners develop the wider workplace skills required by employers, TechBac goes above and beyond the technical qualification. It combines an accredited project qualification, practical work experience and critical skills development, brought to life via the TechBac Skills Zone, an innovative online learning hub giving learners the opportunity to practice and develop their skills anytime, anywhere.

Find out more on TechBac.
The Level 2 Technical Certificate and the Level 3 suite of Technical qualifications are aimed at learners aged 16 – 18; 19+.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Healthcare, Care and Childcare will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.
The topics covered, all mandatory, are as follows:

• Working in healthcare and care
• Working with babies, children, young people and families in care and education
• Values, beliefs and behaviours for working in healthcare, care and childcare settings
• Communicating for effective practice in healthcare, care and childcare
• Working safely in healthcare, care and childcare environments
• Safeguarding and protecting vulnerable people
• Supporting health and healthy living in healthcare, care and childcare
• Principles and theories of human growth and development
• Developing resilience for working in healthcare, care and childcare


Learners interested in the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma and Extended Diploma in Health and Care will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.
Compulsory topics include:

• Introduction to health and care
• Personal and professional development in health and care
• Equality and diversity in health and care
• Effective communication in health and care settings
• Safeguarding for all in health and care
• Safe working in health and care
• Understanding cognitive impairment
• Understanding individual care needs
• Quality service provision in health and care.

Learners interested in the Advanced Technical Extended Diploma will also be able to choose additional optional topics, including:
• Social policy in health and care
• Person centred working with children, young people, parents and carers
• Provision for adults in health and care
• Research in health and care
• Life span developments – health and care needs
• Understanding physical disabilities and exploring mental health wellbeing
• Structure, organisation and function of the human body

Learners following a Health pathway will have to complete the following topics:
• Principles and models of healthcare
• Science in health and care

For a Care pathway the following topics:
• Psychology and human behaviour
• Sociology of health, care and wellbeing

For more information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Healthcare, Care and Childcare could lead to the following employment opportunities:

• Healthcare assistant
• Care assistant
• Childcare worker/assistant

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma and Extended Diploma in Heath and Care could lead to the following employment opportunities:
• Clinical Healthcare Assistants working in hospitals or in community settings.
• Roles in Adult Health and Care in residential and community/domiciliary services.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications, centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Healthcare, Care and Childcare (3625-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019
Coming Soon (Sept 2017 - Nov 2017)

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Healthcare, Care and Childcare

  • Accreditation No: 603/0293/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 600 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Health and Care (540) (3625-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Health and Care (540)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7207/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 540 - 540 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Care (3625-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Care (Care) (1080)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7200/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 1080 - 1080 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Care (Health) (1080)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7200/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 1080 - 1080 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2023 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

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