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Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care provides an opportunity to explore how health affects individuals in society. Students will investigate areas including building positive relationships, equality and diversity and health and safety. The Cambridge Extended Technical in Health and Social Care focuses on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to work in the health and social care sector.

Subject content

In the first year students will explore building positive relationships, which will enhance their understanding of the importance of relationships in the delivery of safe and effective care. Students will consider how equality, diversity and rights can be promoted in health and social care settings. Students will also explore what it means to be safe and how to maintain a safe working environment.

In the second year students will develop their understanding of anatomy and physiology, where they will learn about the structure and function of the different bodily systems. In the second year students may also look at learning disabilities and psychology in health and social care settings.

Assessment

Assessment is by examination and portfolio.

You can view the Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate units by clicking on the link below;

Health and Social Care on OCR

Grading/UCAS points are awarded as follows for this qualification:

Level 3 Cambridge Extended Technical Certificate and Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma – 360GLH

Grade UCAS Tariff points
D* 56
D 48
M 32
P 16

Progression opportunities

This course has a wide range of progression opportunities, which can lead to Higher Education in social work, nursing and social science degrees. It complements other A Level subjects and will equip you with the skills needed for Higher Education and the world of work. In combination with other subjects, you could go on to pursue a career in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or teaching.

Our Alumni

Michelle Pape

Michelle studied Health and Social Care, Psychology and English Literature achieving A, A, C and progressed to Sheffield Hallam University to study Primary School Teaching.

Michelle said: “I loved making new friends at Barnsley Sixth Form College and I really enjoyed my subjects.  I felt I had more independence here and my tutors were supportive.”

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