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Health & Social Care Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate at Biddenham Upper School and Sports College

Course description

Building positive relationships in health and social care, this unit aims to introduce you to the many different relationships that you will encounter within the health and social care sector, whether with colleagues, senior members of staff, other professionals within the sector and individuals who require care and support. By doing this unit you will gain an understanding of how context can impact on relationships and the many factors that influence the building of positive relationships. 

Equality diversity and rights on health and social care, this unit will help you to understand the implications of diversity on practice and also the effects of discriminatory practice on individuals who require care or support. You will also gain an appreciation of how legislation and national initiatives can support and promote anti-discriminatory practice. 

Health safety and security in health and social care, this unit introduces you to health, safety and security in health and social care. You will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to equip you in maintaining a safe working environment for yourself, your colleagues and individuals who require care and support. You will learn how legislation, policies and procedures work to reduce risks in health and social care and the consequences of not following them. You will also learn how to respond to different incidents and emergencies with health and social care settings. 

Anatomy and physiology for health and social care, this unit aims to introduce you to the basic structure and functions of the body systems involved in everyday activities and maintenance of health, including cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive systems. You will also understand the part played by organs such as the pancreas, liver and kidney. You will investigate the systems and organs involved in detecting and responding to change such as the nervous system as well as the eyes and ears. 

Nutrition for health, this unit introduces nutritional health and the components of good nutrition. You will have the opportunity to scrutinise different foods, consider their health benefits and investigate how to support other people to impact their health and well-being. 

Psychology for health and social care (unit is still being developed)

Entry requirements

Level 3 Academic / Technical Course entry requirements. 

It would be recommended to have a C in GCSE science(s) but this is not an entry requirement

Assessment

  • Unit 1 - Building positive relationships in health and social care - internally assessed
  • Unit 2 - Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care - externally assessed
  • Unit 3 - Health, safety and security in health and social care - externally assessed
  • Unit 4 - Physiology and anatomy for health - externally assessed
  • Unit 10 - Nutrition for health - internally assessed
  • Unit 22 - Psychology for health and social care - internally assessed

Future opportunities

  • Careers in
  • Childcare
  • Nursing
  • Paediatrics
  • Midwifery
  • Social work
  • Teaching/similar careers
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer/YOT
  • Medicine
  • Paramedics
  • Health visitor
  • Mental health
  • Counselling

Further information

Course contact: Mrs A Speight, abigail.speight@biddenham.beds.sch.uk
Examination Board : OCR

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Biddenham Upper School and Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 04 November 2016

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