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Health and Social Care Introductory Diploma/Diploma OCR Cambridge Technicals Level 3 at York College

Course description

This programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the many and varied aspects of health and social care services.

Units you will study include:

Introductory Diploma:

  • Dementia
  • Communication
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Caring for Older People


  • Working in Health Care
  • Psychology of Ill Health
  • Sociology

Also included are visits, guest speakers, career preparation events and a compulsory work placement.

Please note it is not possible to take an A Level alongside this programme.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, two of which should be Maths, English Language (grade 4 or above) or Science.


All units are assessed through assignments and coursework, and are graded by Pass, Merit and Distinction. All assignments must gain a minimum of a Pass mark in order to gain an overall Pass mark for the course.

Future opportunities

Foundation degrees in health and social care or other higher education programmes. Merit and Distinction grades must be achieved to progress to higher education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact York College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2016
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