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Health & Social Care



This course is for students interested in a career within the health, social care or early years’ sectors. It is essential that students are prepared to embrace a variety of learning styles and fully participate in all aspects of the course. A mature approach to independent study is required and students are encouraged to develop their attitudes and values whilst respecting the views of others. Students use a wide variety of resources, including current practitioners in all sectors of the subject as well as the internet and a range of course text books to support their studies and help them gain a valuable insight into professions within the context of the subject, along with work experience when necessary to support their vocational studies. Both courses will be awarded grades from pass to distinction* with UCAS points ranging from 16 for a pass in the Extended Certificate to 112 for distinction* in the Diploma.


Course Structure

Extended Certificate course

Unit 1 (portfolio) - Positive relationships in health and social care

Unit 2 (examination) - Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care

Unit 3 (examination) - Health, safety and security within health and social care services

Unit 4 (examination) - Anatomy and physiology

Two additional portfolio units ** Diploma course

Diploma students will need to complete all the Extended Certificate units. They will also be required to complete the following units of work:

Unit 5 (Portfolio)- Infection control

Unit 6 (Exam)- Personalisation and a person centred approach to care

Unit 7 (examination) - Safeguarding

Unit 14 (Portfolio) - Impact of long-term physiological conditions

Two additional portfolio units**

**           Additional units will be selected based on the interests and nature of the group. The current list of units available can be viewed at: http:// vocational-education-and-skills/ cambridge-technicals-health-and-social-care-level-3-certificate-extended-certificate-foundation-diploma-diploma-05830-05833-2016-suite/


Extended Learning

Regular tasks will be set for students to complete outside of lesson time; it is essential that students are pro-active and organised with their time ensuring portfolio units are of good quality and deadlines are met.


Examining Body


OCR Single and Double Award


Entry Criteria


level 3 Sixth Form entry requirements


Course Leader


Mrs J Rice