Accessibility links

Level 3 Health & Social Care (Certificate and Extended Certificate) (See option blocks on our website) at Notre Dame High School

Course description

Exam Board: OCR Cambridge Technical

This course is designed to integrate practical work-related learning with theoretical application. If you are interested in a career in Nursing, Social Work, Care Early Years sector or other health and social related professions then this course is a fantastic choice! Our range of work placements offer students invaluable opportunities to gain real life experience with working with people within the different sectors of care.

Course content

What will I learn?

 

The Level 3 Health and Social Care course looks at the Health, Social Care and Early Years sectors. The course provides knowledge and understanding needed for careers working with people such as teaching, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work, police and many others in health and social care.

 

Units covered:-

 

In Year 12 you will cover three mandatory units:

Unit 1: Building Positive Relationships in Health and Social Care

Unit 2: Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

 

 

In Year 13 you will cover one mandatory unit and two further optional units:

Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

Unit 17: Supporting people with Mental Health Conditions

Unit 24: Public Health

Entry requirements

What do I need?

 

You should be a student who:

  • Has a good record of meeting deadlines so that you do not fall behind with coursework

  • Is interested in working with people in a caring or teaching role

  • Enjoys learning more about yourself and people around you

  • Can research independently to produce assignments of a very high standard

  • Shows commitment to written tasks and therefore has a strong written skills

  • Has a natural caring attitude towards others showing patience, tolerance and respect

  • Enjoys discussion and practical, student centred learning

Please note that you should be confident with biology as there is a 2 hour exam in Year 13 about Anatomy and Physiology. This counts towards 25% of the course grade for the Single Award.

(See Option Blocks on our website)

Assessment

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is approximately 60% examination and 30% coursework.

 

Health and Social Care course structure

 

 

 

Year 1 Units

Assessment

Points value

These three units will complete the Level 3 Certificate (equivalent to one AS Level)

Unit 1: Building Positive Relationships in Health and Social Care

Coursework

60

Unit 2: Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

Exam

60

Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

Exam

60

 

 

 

Year 2 Units

Assessment

Points value

These three units will complete the Level 3 Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A-Level)

Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

Exam

90

Unit 17: Supporting people with mental health conditions

Coursework

60

Unit 24: Public Health

Coursework

30

 

 

Future opportunities

Past students have gone on to study apprenticeships or gone to university. They have followed programmes in nursing, teaching, early years, social work, youth work and special needs teaching. Some have been employed in Health and Social Services working at all different levels from health or social care assistants, to hospital technicians. For further information see www.ocr.co.uk Cambridge Technical Level 3 in Health and Social Care 2016 Suite. Also see www.surestart.co.uk, www.bbc.co.uk/health/, www.communitycare.co.uk.

Further information

This subject combines well with subjects such as English Language and other Social Science subjects such as Sociology and Psychology as well as Biology as 25% is assessed on the Human Body.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 November 2018
Provider logo

Key information

Venues