Health & Social Care Level 3 (Extended Certificate) (See option blocks on our website)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code ND12
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Exam Board: OCR Cambridge Technical

This course is designed to integrate practical work-related learning with theoretical application. If you are interested in a career in Nursing, Social Work, Care, Early Years sector or other health and social related professions then this course is a fantastic choice! Our range of work placements offer students invaluable opportunities to gain real life experience with working with people within the different sectors of care.  

Details

The Level 3 Health and Social Care course looks at the Health, Social Care and Early Years sectors. The course provides knowledge and understanding needed for careers working with people such as teaching, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work, police and many others in health and social care.

Units covered:-

In Year 12 you will cover three mandatory units:

  • Unit 1: Building Positive Relationships in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 2: Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

In Year 13 you will cover one mandatory unit and two further optional units:

  • Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 17: Supporting people with mental health conditions
  • Unit 24: Public Health

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is approximately 60% examination and 30% coursework.

Health and Social Care course structure

 Year 1 Units- Mandatory units:

  • Unit 1: Building Positive Relationships in Health and Social Care 
  • Assessment Type: Coursework 
  • Points Value: 60


  • Unit 2: Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
  •  Assessment Type: Exam
  •  Points Value: 60


  • Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • Assessment Type: Exam
  • Points Value: 90


Year 2 Units- Mandatory and optional units:

  • Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  • Assessment Type: Exam
  • Points Value: 60


  • Unit 17: Supporting people with mental health conditions
  • Assessment Type: Coursework
  • Points Value: 60


  • Unit 24: Public Health
  • Assessment Type: Coursework
  • Points Value: 30

Entry requirements

Grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths and 3 other GCSE's at Grade 4 or above.

You should be a student who:

  • Has a good record of meeting deadlines so that you do not fall behind with coursework
  • Is interested in working with people in a caring or teaching role
  • Enjoys learning more about yourself and people around you
  • Can research independently to produce assignments of a very high standard
  • Shows commitment to written tasks and therefore has a strong written skills
  • Has a natural caring attitude towards others showing patience, tolerance and respect
  • Enjoys discussion and practical, student centred learning

Please note that you should be confident with biology as there is a 2 hour exam on Anatomy and Physiology. This counts towards 25% of the course grade.


Your next steps...

This subject combines well with subjects such as English Language and other Social Science subjects such as Sociology and Psychology as well as Biology as 25% is assessed on the Human Body. Past students have gone on to study apprenticeships or gone to university. They have followed programmes in nursing, teaching, early years, social sciences, youth work and special needs teaching. Some have been employed in Health and Social Services working at all different levels from health or social care assistant, to advisory and management roles. For further information see www.ocr.co.uk Cambridge Technical Level 3 in Health and Social Care 2016 Suite. Also see www.surestart.co.uk, www.bbc.co.uk/health/, www.communitycare.co.uk.