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Health and Social Care Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma at Wales High School and Business and Enterprise College with Applied Learning

Course description

Course Overview

This is a two year course, but students will achieve accreditation for a Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 full A2 Level) in Health and Social Care at the end of the first year.  The units studied as part of this course will provide you with an in depth knowledge of key subject areas in Health and Social Care including:

 

  • Building positive relationships in Health and Social Care

 

  • Equality, diversity and rights in Health and Social Care including personalisation and a person-centred approach to care

 

  • Theories of human development as well as knowledge of human anatomy and physiology

 

  • The importance of health, safety and security including safeguarding for Health and Social Care providers

 

  • The importance of nutrition for good health

 

  • Psychology for Health and Social Care including supporting people with mental health conditions

 

  • Infection control

 

The high level of knowledge and skills required to achieve this qualification enables you to progress to Higher Education within Health and Social Care, or a related field of study, as well as providing you with a strong basis on which to build within the workplace if that is your preferred future route into caring professions.

Examination Board

The Examination Board for this course is OCR.

Where can this lead?

You should take this qualification if you want to progress to further learning at Level 4 or above in a related field of study. Upon completion of this qualification you will be able to access Higher Education and progress into a wide range of job roles within the Health and Social Care sector such as:

  • Care support workers in adult residential settings.
  • Healthcare assistants in Community, Primary Care and Acute Health Environments.
  • Care support workers in Domiciliary Services, Supported Living or Day Services.
  • Community-Based Support Workers.
  • This qualification is accredited as a ‘science’ for entry onto many university nursing courses.

Course Breakdown - Lower Sixth

  • Building positive relationships in Health and Social Care

 

  • Equality, diversity and rights in Health and Social Care

 

  • Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care

 

  • Anatomy and physiology for Health and Social Care

 

  • Psychology for Health and Social Care

 

  • Nutrition for health

 

Course Breakdown – Upper Sixth

  • Supporting people with mental health conditions
  • Infection control
  • Personalisation and a person centred approach to care
  • Sexual health, reproduction and early development stages
     
  •  The impact of long term physiological conditions
     
  • Safeguarding

Enrichment Opportunities

A 4 day educational visit to Euro Disney ensures students experience the wider application of their studies beyond the classroom.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or equivalent), preferably including English and Science at grade 5.

Further information

The assessment for this course is predominantly by coursework portfolio (55%), although there are also five external assessments which assess student understanding. These are split such that three will be taken during Year 12 and two will be taken during Year 13.

Although there is no formal requirement to undertake volunteering within any Health and Social Care settings as part of this qualification you will be strongly encouraged to do so given how beneficial such experience will be when producing your coursework portfolios.

 

This course is especially well complemented by studying any of the following subjects:

 

  • Applied Science

· Biology

· Psychology

· Sociology

· Childcare

 

Follow the link to see our Student Profiles: http://www.waleshigh.com/student-profiles/

For further information, please contact - Miss Hartley / lht@waleshigh.com

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: 26 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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