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

Course description

Units you will study include:

Subsidiary Diploma:

  • Working in Social Care
  • Working in Health Care
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Caring for Older People
  • Life Stages
  • Additional Needs

Extended Diploma:

  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Health Education
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

These programmes are designed to provide you with an understanding of the many and varied aspects of health and social care services. The Level 3 course provides a grounding that can be used to access higher education, further training or employment within the sector. It is equivalent to three A Levels and is achieved by studying 180 credits in total over two years.

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, including Maths, English Language (grade 4) and 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

Higher education and degree courses such as Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Teaching and many more higher education courses. 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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