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Health and Social Care OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technicals at Abbey Grange Church of England Academy

Course description

Understand that in the case of each qualification offered assessment is a mixture of centre assessed units and examinations. • Have a genuine interest in the subject content • Have the motivation to work hard independently.

Course content

What does the course involve? There are 2 options available: Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care: 1 year course, equivalent to an AS level Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care: 2 year course, equivalent to an A2 level. The units of study for the technical certificate are • Building Positive Relationships in Health and Social Care (internally assessed) • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care (Examination) • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care (Examination) The units of study for the Technical Extended Certificate are • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care (Examination) • Two Optional Units chosen from a list (the option will be chosen by staff, not individuals!)



Entry requirements

The course is particularly suitable for people who have studied Health & Social Care GCSE or who have an interest in a career in the industry. This course is designed to enable a range of students to continue their study of Health & Social care beyond GCSE. It can be taken alongside other BTEC subjects or A-levels and is the equivalent of one A-level. In order to study AS Level Health and Social Care students should: • Have at least 4 GCSEs at grades 9-4, ideally to include English.


50% internal assessment through portfolio evidence

50% external assessment through examination

Future opportunities

What next? The course will provide students with the opportunity to consider career opportunities in: Childcare, Nursing, Paediatrics, Midwifery, Social work, Teaching/similar careers, Police Officer, Probation Officer/Youth Offending Team, Medicine, Paramedic, Health Visitor, Mental Health, Counselling

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: 12 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS in Year 12, A2 in Year 13