MBacc Gateway Resources

Health and Social Care

Your gateway to Health and Social Care

Use this information to explore qualification and career options within this gateway.

At 14

Build your Mbacc for jobs in Health and Social Care with these qualifications.

Essential qualifications

  • English
  • Maths
  • Sciences
  • Digital

Gateway relevant qualifications

  • Health & Social Care
  • Child Development
  • Sociology
  • Food & Nutrition
  • PE & Sport Science

These qualifications can also take you to these other gateways.

  • Creative, Culture and Sport
  • Financial and Professional

At 16

Get qualified and develop your skills with these options.

  • T Levels e.g. Adult Nursing
  • Apprenticeships e.g. Pharmacy Services Assistant
  • Other Technical Qualifications e.g. Health and Social Care
  • A Levels e.g. Psychology

18 onwards

You could step into a great job, like these options:

  • Adult Care Worker
  • Dental Nurse
  • Play Worker
  • Youth Support Worker
  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker
  • Dental Lab Assistant
  • Healthcare Science Assistant
  • Ambulance Support Worker
  • Optical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician

Or, get more qualified with one of these qualifications:

  • Higher Technical Qualifications, like a Higher National Certificate, Foundation Degree, or Higher National Diploma
  • Professional Qualifications, like a Degree or Degree Apprenticeship

These further qualifications could help you progress into these jobs:

  • Dentist
  • Social Worker
  • Doctor
  • Optometrist
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Family Support Worker

Potential employers

Progressing through this gateway means you could be working for:

  • BUPA
  • NHS Greater Manchester
  • Priory
  • The Christie
  • Care UK
  • Persona