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Ms Fitt

Ms Woodman

Entry Requirements: 

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English literature.

It would be advantageous if the learner had completed Health and Social Care at GCSE

Course Overview: 

This qualification is for learners 16 years old or over who want to study health science, social care or childcare. It will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into Higher Education on a health and social care-related programme such as Health and Social Care, Nursing, Social Work or Early Childhood Studies.

It will provide learners with the opportunity, through applied learning, to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the health and social care sector.

These units will give learners an understanding of health and social care in the wider contexts of different  environments and settings where care takes place, the importance of effective communication in health and  social care, the importance of legislation in health and social care and how to deliver a person-centred approach in the care given. Learners will also develop transferable skills such as communication, research, planning and  organisation.

Exam Information: 

Duration: 2 years   
Exam Board: OCR.                                                                

Achievement at unit Level is graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction

Year 1:           

Unit 1 Building positive relationships in health and social care - internally assessed coursework

Unit 2 Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care - external exam

Unit 3 Health, safety and security in health and social care -  external exam


Year 2:

Unit 4 Anatomy and physiology for health and social care  - external exam

Unit 10 Nutrition for health -  internally assessed coursework

Unit 14 The impact of long-term physiological conditions - internally assessed coursework

Qualification Gained: 

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

Career opportunities: 

Employment in care settings:

Adult Nursing, Childhood and youth studies, Health and social care, Social work, Counselling,  Early Years, Healthcare Practice, Youth justice, Child Minder, Midwife, Dietician, Adult Nurse,  working with young people

The subject also develops many practical, transferable and  skills suitable for:  Further or Higher Education , Apprenticeships and traineeships,  Higher education in a range of subjects, Medicine or related occupations.

Subject Links

The Sciences, English, Psychology, Sociology,