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  • Health & Social Care OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3

    Health & Social Care OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3

Introduction

Introduction:

This course is aimed at anyone who is wanting to pursue a career in the health sector, social care sector or child care sector.

Students will develop professional and personal skills through interaction with people who either work in the sector or require care and support, as well as theoretical knowledge and understanding to underpin their skills. This will allow them to offer specific person-centred care and support and build positive relationships with the people they are working with, so that their needs and requirements are met whilst they maintain control of their own care and support.

Students will consider the real impacts to people living with conditions or illnesses such as the social, financial and psychological impacts, not just the signs and treatment of faceless conditions or illnesses. Students will also learn about the legislation and guidance supporting health and social care, so that they can ensure the people they are working with are not only able to access all the care and support they are entitled to but are also able to protect themselves from any harm or abuse whilst at work.

Exam board: OCR

Teacher to contact: Miss Trafford

Curriculum Overviews

Included here are curriculum overviews as well as exam information to support learners and parents/carers to have a better understanding of how the course is structures and develops through both years. The curriculum overview documents below detail: the knowledge, skills and understanding that students will gain through the course, how prior learning is built on, and then what mastery looks like for each year group. 

It is a two year course and is the equivalent of one A Level.

The course is assessed through a combination of exams and coursework.

Course Composition

The extended certificate comprises of 6 units:

Unit 1: Building Positive Relationships in Health and Social Care

        Coursework 

Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

         1 hour and 30 minute exam

Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

         1 hour and 30 minute exam

Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

         2 hour exam

Unit 10: Nutrition for Health and Social Care

         Coursework

Unit 22: Psychology for Health and Social Care

         Coursework