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Health and Social Care (Cambs Tec Level 3 Diploma) at Cromwell Community College

Course description

This course is excellent for anyone wishing to go into employment in the health and social care sector, particularly in positions where there will be an expectation to use an understanding of care principles and values, communicating effectively with individuals, understanding differing needs, legislation, equality and life stages.

Course content

This course incorporates examinations as well as coursework which is both internally and externally moderated by OCR. You will also develop transferable skills such as communication skills as well as research, planning and organisation.

Mandatory units
Building positive relationships in health and social care – internal assessment
Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care – external exam
Health, safety and security in health and social care – external exam
Anatomy and physiology for health and social – external exam
Infection control – internal assessment
Personalisation and person centred approach to care – external exam
Safeguarding – external exam

Optional units - There are a number of optional units to choose from including:
Creativity and activity for children and young people
Caring for older people
Principles of youth work practice
Psychology for health and social care
Supporting people with learning disabilities
Nutrition for health
Promoting health and well being
Creativity and activity for adults

Entry requirements

GCSE English grade 5 and above.


All units are centre-assessed and externally moderated by OCR. At present there are timetabled exams for this qualification. The full award and units from this qualification are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. The full qualification is a double award, so canditates can gain a P/P, P/M, M/M, M/D, D/D, D*/D, D*/D*.

Future opportunities

This qualification is designed to enable individuals to enter employment in health and social care, through a work-related training programme or higher education. It also opens many avenues for future career pathways such as alternative therapy work, social care, physiotherapy, child psychology, nursing and education, as well as the emergency services. You can work with young children, people with physical and/or learning difficulties and the elderly and in a variety of environments.


Further information


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years