Health and Social Care OCR Cambridge Nationals at Sharnbrook Academy
'Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around'. Leo Buscaglia
This is for students who have an interest in pursuing a career in education, nursing, social or community services. The award provides a broad introduction to the health and care vocational area. It is a highly successful course which will stretch students and give them a varied insight into the world of health and social care and the importance of thought when dealing with vulnerable individuals.
The course is available as either a double or a single award.
The single option in the first year consists of 3 mandatory units:
- Building positive relationships
- Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
- Health, Safety and security for health and social care
The double award in the first year consists of the mandatory unit as above plus:
- Infection control
- Supporting people with mental health conditions
In the second year, the single option consists of:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Nutrition and health
- Impact of long term physiological stages
The double option consists of as above plus:
- Personalisation and person centre approach to care
- Creativity in children
- Promoting health and well being
These units are subject to clarification
All students must meet the minimum entry requirements which are:
For level 3 BTEC courses only:
- a minimum of five GCSE passes at A* to C, plus mathematics and English language at level 4 or above.
- ECDL or an equivalent IT course where studied. Please note that, in this case, level 2 BTEC qualifications can count for up to a maximum of five of the required GCSE passes at A* to C, or mathematics and English language at level 4 or above.
However, it is not necessary to have studied GCSE health & social care, and students will not be disadvantaged if this is the case.
The course leads to a diploma (equivalent to a two A levels) covering 12 units of study or a foundation diploma (equivalent to one A level) covering 6 units of study. Some of the units are assessed through portfolio and some through external examination. Grade/s are awarded based on a culmination of all marks over the two years.
Additional Costs: Visits to work placements.
Students have progressed onto higher study or employment within nursing, midwifery, primary education, social work, plus many other areas where interaction with the pubic is a large part of the job.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sharnbrook Academy directly.