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Health & Social Care: OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma Level 3 at Budmouth College

Course description

The Cambridge Technical Certificate is a broad-based Health & Social Care course which will give you the skills and knowledge that you will need for a career in this industry.

Cambridge Technicals are accepted by the Universities and are excellent grounding for a Health & or Social Care-related degree, however, they will also give you the vocational experience for you to go straight into the workplace.

With the demographics in the UK changing rapidly and the population living longer, the health and social care sectors will experience huge growth over the next few years.

The Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate is graded as Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

Course content

Year One:

In Year One you will study the same units as the Certificate qualification: developing effective communications in health & social care; equality diversity & rights in health & social care; health safety & security in health & social care. Additionally you will study development through life stages; two additional units must then be studied from a range of options relevant to the students chosen future pathway.

Year Two:

Anatomy & Physiology for health & social care; Sociological Perspectives for health & social care; Psychological Perspectives for health & social care; two additional units must then be studied from a range of options relevant to the students’ chosen future pathway.

Entry requirements

Two year course equivalent of two A Level

Minimum 5 A*- C Grades at GCSE including Grade 4 in English.


AS (If taken):

• 1 Written Exam

• 2 Pieces of Coursework



• 1 Written Exam

• 2 Pieces of Coursework

Future opportunities

What could you be?

Teacher; Nurse; Mental Health Worker; Counsellor; Police Officer; Social Worker.

Recent student destinations:

Southampton University; Bristol University; Bournemouth University; Cardiff University; Nurse Plus; Cherries Children’s Home; Wyvern.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2016

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