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Health and Social Care Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma / Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma at Balcarras School

Course description

This extremely successful vocational qualification was introduced in the sixth form two years ago as students benefit from 100% internal assessment, meaning there are no exams at all in the assessment of this qualification.

The Level 3 Cambridge Technical (Introductory) Diploma has been chosen as it is a nationally recognised qualification with vocational learning; therefore work placements will be an integral part of both courses. They will enable students to develop skills needed to work in the health and social care sector including communication skills, teamwork, decision making and analysis of cause and effects in health and social care scenarios, together with the evaluation of concepts and ideas.

Course content

Over the course of two years all students will complete a mandatory unit:

  • Developing effective communication in health and social care.

The Diploma students will complete a further five mandatory units:

  •  Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Health, safety and security in health and social care
  • Development through the life stages
  • Sociological perspectives for health and social care
  • Psychological perspectives for health and social care

Other units will be taught to all students to amount to a further 50 credits and they could include: promoting health education; anatomy and physiology for health and social care; research methodology for health and social care; dealing with challenging behaviour and caring for children and young people.

Entry requirements

The minimum sixth form entry requirements apply. Students do not need to have studied health and social care in Key Stage 4.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years