Health and Social Care OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma

Course Overview

Entry Qualifications

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade A*- C or 4 – 9, or equivalent, including a C or 4 in English Language and a D or 3 in Science. An interest in Health and Social Care would be advantageous.

What will I study?

All students take ten core units including:

• Building positive relationships in Health and Social Care

• Equality, diversity and rights in Health and Social Care

• Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care

• Anatomy and physiology for Health and Social Care

• Infection control

• Personalisation and a person-centred approach to care

• Safeguarding

• Promoting positive behaviour

• The impact of long term physiological conditions

• Research methods in health, social care and childcare

You will also take additional optional units selected by subject staff.

How will I study?

This course really focuses on the vocational aspects of Health & Social Care so you will find a lot of teaching is based in work experience/placement visits or case studies/role plays. There will also be group discussions, case study work, presentations, guest speakers, creation of resources, individual research, role play and so on.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement where you will be able to apply some of the knowledge gained in lessons and develop your skills. Throughout the course you will develop various skills including research, ICT, analytical, problem solving, developing your own learning, presentation skills, and learning to work independently as well as in groups, which will develop your communication skills. This course will provide you with an up to date and relevant insight into the world of Health and Social Care and will prepare you well for a career in the field.

How is the course examined?

Students will be assessed by a mixture of assignments and written exams. Three units will be assessed by external examination. The remaining units will be assessed by internal coursework assignments.

Where next?

The majority of students who have completed the course have continued into further education or training. Many of our students have chosen careers in social work, nursing, health management, radiography and teaching.

What does the course combine well with?

This course is the equivalent of 3 A levels so it would not be combined with any other subjects.

Equivalents

This qualification is equivalent to three A level and has comparable UCAS points.

College Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade A*- C or 4 – 9, or equivalent, including a C or 4 in English Language and a D or 3 in Science. An interest in Health and Social Care would be advantageous.

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