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Health and Social Care OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Level 2 at Ferndown Upper School Sixth Form

Course description

Health and Social Care is all about exploring the way in which care is provided for all members of society. You will study all the different life stages from babies to older
people and people with disabilities. You will look at the health and social care needs that they have and how these needs are best met by formal and informal carers. You will also study different health issues, factors which affect our health and well being and how our own life style choices affect us.


Unit 1 - Communications in Heath and Social Care - Weighting 33% - Internal Assessment
Unit 3 - Individual Needs in Health and Social Care - Weighting 33% - Internal Assessment
Unit 4 - Ensuring safe environments in Health and Social Care - Weighting 33% - Internal Assessment

Future opportunities

Students gaining a Health and Social Care qualification will have access to a range of career and further education opportunities. You will learn a variety of skills throughout the course including collecting and interpreting data, communication and identifying and developing the links between different parts of the subject. These skills are in great demand and are highly valued by employers and colleges.
This qualification is a good starting point for jobs in the care sector including working with children, older people and people with disabilities. Future courses could include A Level Health and Social Care, BTEC Level 3 courses or NVQs.
The great thing about it is that it still gives you a choice of opportunities once you’ve completed it. The two choices open to you are:
Employment - where you can put your new practical skills towards generating an income .
Further Education - such as a further or higher-level qualification at school or college.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ferndown Upper School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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    • If you are looking to join an excellent Sixth Form where you will achieve good results and have a great time too, Ferndown Upper School is the place for you!

      At Ferndown Upper School we believe that all Sixth Formers are entitled to a full range of activities that include the opportunity to:

      • Participate in main school life and run their own Student Union which organises social events, parties, charity fundraising and improvements to the college block.
      • Enjoy music and sports.
      • Receive clear guidance on future work options and applications to university.

      Every student’s future is important to us, therefore we organise dedicated sessions to provide detailed information on all option choices after Sixth Form. Our Head of Year 13 is also the UCAS co-ordinator at FUS and arranges workshops for students to guide them through the application process to gain entry to university, apprenticeships or employment.

      Furthermore, to ensure that we are offering the best educational and pastoral support, each student is linked to a tutor who will guide them through Sixth Form and will monitor their progress through regular academic mentoring sessions. The tutor is the first contact for students and parents for information and guidance. Tutors can arrange career appointments in school, set in motion information requests to subjects to check academic progress and can organise meetings between students, subject staff and parents.

      The Sixth Form is very much a social community and relations between students and teachers are relaxed and friendly. No two experiences of the Sixth Form are the same, but everyone has much to gain and much to contribute.

      We welcome committed students with ambition. Our most gifted and talented students often progress to the country’s top universities and training establishments, and to promote this students are encouraged to take part in mock interviews with local dignitaries. Our emphasis on taking control and becoming independent learners and thinkers promotes personal growth in all our students. The student community that results is distinctly colourful and energetic.