Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Health, Social Care & Childcare

We provide specialist programmes, careers information and individual advice on the best learning pathway for you. Your programme is designed to give you a real feel for working with children and adults and you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to become successful in your career.

You will be taught and supported by experienced professionals and will receive valuable work experience with local employers.

Careers in Health and Social Care are thriving with a growing need for well-qualified staff in hospitals, residential care and private homes. Employment in Care is one of the most satisfying careers available with great career prospects. Part of your programme will be undertaken at our innovative Deakin Learning Centre at the heart of Addenbrooke’s Hospital campus, with specialist facilities for practical activities to develop your skills and learning.

In addition to your main qualification in Health, Social Care & Childcare, you will gain other skills within the college’s ‘Passport to Success’. Wider employability skills, English, Maths & IT, personal learning skills and social and community skills are highly valued by employers and will make you a more rounded, employable professional.

Why study Care at CRC?

  • Highly qualified and professionally experienced tutors
  • Individual tutorial support to maintain progress and achievement
  • Unique learning environment at the Deakin Centre
  • Work experience through industry placements
  • Fantastic programme of visits and guest speakers
  • Exciting hands-on activity days
  • Great job opportunities through annual employers fair


What you can study at CRC

Level 1 CACHE Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care & Childrens & Young People’s Settings
CACHE Diploma in Caring for Children
Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Introduction to Early Years Education and Care
OCR Cambridge TEC Diploma in Health & Social Care
Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
OCR Cambridge TEC Diploma in Health & Social CareAccess to Level 3 Early Years Educator (17+) Part timeCACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE)
 Level 4/5 ARU Foundation Degree Early Years, Playwork & Education

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Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.