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Health and Social Care OCR level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate at Charters School

Course description

The Health and Social Care Cambridge Technical is a subject that links well with biology, psychology and sociology. It gives students the ability to interact with the health, social care and early-years sectors, allowing students the opportunity to experience the work environment through learning. 

The Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand. It has been endorsed by a large number of universities, health care and early year’s employers, such as hospitals, care quality commission and children’s services.

This Cambridge Technical provides a strong base for progression to university, apprenticeships or work and is recognised for UCAS tariff points.

Course content

These units will be taught during the two year course. The examined and coursework units can be entered in January and June of year 12 and 13..

Year 12 - Building positive relationships in health and social care ; Year 12 - Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care ; Year 12 - Health, safety and security in health and social care; Year 13 - Nutrition for health; Year 13 - Sociology for health and social care; Year 13 - Anatomy and physiology for health and social care.

Entry requirements

Health and Social Care Cambridge Technical is suitable for students who achieve the minimum academic standards set out in the sixth form entry requirements. It suits students who do well at coursework and will enjoy active learning styles such as discussion, giving presentations, interviewing people. It is also a good subject for students who like to meet people as they are expected to make contact with work settings, interview people, and review this in their coursework.


There are three externally examined units and three coursework units internally assessed.

Future opportunities

Health and Social Care Cambridge Technical can lead to careers in nursing, midwifery, health visiting, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Also careers working with children such as nursery education, primary teaching and social work. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charters School directly.

Last updated date: 22 January 2018

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