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Health and Social Care Ctec, available as single or double option at Ryde Academy

Course description

This is the equivalent to two A Levels.  One completed in Year 12, the second in Year 13.  There are six mandatory units, these are covered first.  The other units are chosen at the discretion and area of expertise of the teacher.  There will be compulsory work experience during the first term of the course to help students link theory to practice.

The Cambridge Tec is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. They are a recognised qualification and allow students to gain UCAS points for progression to Higher Education.

Course content

Year 12

Developing effective communication in health and social care.  This unit will introduce the students to many different forms of communication and enable them to learn skills in effective communication.

Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care.  Students will gain an understanding of the legislation and policies that support anti-discriminatory practice to support the vulnerable and those in need.

Health, Safety and security in health and social care.  Students will learn of the procedures needed to keep their working environment compliant with health and safety requirements.

Developing through the life stages.  This unit explores the life stages, from external factors such as lifestyle to internal factors such as genes.

Sociological perspectives for health and social care.  There are various perceptions of health and illness; students will explore sociologist thinking and apply their theories at the right time and place.

Psychological perspectives for health and social care.  Psychologists have helped the health and social care sector explore ways of studying behaviour of individuals; students will gain an insight into these  behaviours.

Year 13

The content will be chosen from a range of units including: Nutrition, Inheritance, Anatomy and Physiology, Promoting Health Education.  It will be dependent on the specialisms of the teaching staff.

Entry requirements

5 subjects at GCSE grades A* - C


100% coursework

Future opportunities

The course provides a work related programme of study so you could go straight into a job as it helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers are looking for, especially in the health sector.


Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ryde Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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