Vocational Health & Social Care

Exam Board
OCR

Overview
Extended Certificate
The focus of the Cambridge Technical extended certificate course in health and social care is varied and, although designed to skill you up for a career in health and social care, will also provide you with transferable employment skills, enabling you to follow a variety of career paths in the future. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with others presenting seminars and producing work in a range of styles. You will develop your problem solving and critical thinking skills through the analysis of a range of health and social care case studies.

Why Choose This?
There are many roles available in the health and social care sector where you can make a difference to people’s lives. The demand is growing for skilled nurses, midwives, healthcare workers, social workers, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals. You can go directly into employment, study for a degree or follow an apprenticeship pathway. It complements a wide range of other subjects studied at level 3, for example, psychology, sociology and science.

Areas of Study & Assessment
Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate: seven units, three of which are externally assessed.

Examined units are as follows:
Unit 2 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
Unit 3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
Unit 4 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

Assignment units include:
Unit 1 Building positive relationships in Health and Social Care
Unit 10 Nutrition for health
Unit 19 Supporting people with dementia

What Our Students Say
In the future I aspire to be a nurse, I chose health and social care as it is a subject that includes all the elements and characteristics to support my goal.  At first I was nervous and scared about the workload, however the support from the teachers has kept me going.

Health and social care is a good subject to pick as it will open a lot of doors in your life.  However you will need to be open to hard work and good organisation.  Also it is a really good subject that I enjoy learning about as I know it will help with my dream job.