Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

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Level 3 Cambridge Technical

Extended Diploma in

Health & Social Care

Our Cambridge Technicals in Health and Social Care uses direct experience to help students develop the underpinning knowledge as well as practical and personal skills required to work in this sector. They learn how to deliver person-centred care and support to meet the needs of a variety of service-users.

Sixth Form > Our Pathways

Level 3 Cambridge Technical

Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

Our Cambridge Technicals in Health and Social Care uses direct experience to help students develop the underpinning knowledge as well as practical and personal skills required to work in this sector. They learn how to deliver person-centred care and support to meet the needs of a variety of service-users.

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  • Course Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Assessment Information
  • Progression Route
  • How do I prepare?

Course Overview

Our Cambridge Technicals in Health and Social Care uses direct experience to help students develop the underpinning knowledge as well as practical and personal skills required to work in this sector. They learn how to deliver person-centred care and support to meet the needs of a variety of service users.

 

Topics Covered
  • 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

  • Personalisation and a person-centred approach to care

  • Safeguarding

  • Research methods in health, social care and childcare

  • Building positive relationships in health and social care

  • Infection control

  • Promote positive behaviour

  • The impact of long-term physiological conditions

  • Creativity and activity for children and young people

  • Supporting people with learning disabilities

  • Nutrition for health

  • Career planning for health and social care

  • Sexual health, reproduction and early development stages

  • Promoting health and wellbeing

  • Supporting people with dementia

  • Supporting people with mental health conditions

  • Caring for older people

  • Creativity and activity for adults

  • Principles of youth work practice

  • Looked after children and young people

  • Psychology for health and social care

  • Sociology for health and social care

  • Public health

 
Course Leader of Health & Social Care

Mrs Thornton

Entry Requirements

Sixth Form Entry Criteria: 

The Sixth Form entry criteria is a minimum of 5 9-4 GCSE grades, which must include a grade 4 or above in Maths and either English Language or English Literature. In addition, the minimum subject entry criteria must be met.

 
Special Entry Requirements:
  • OCR Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care Level 2 Merit or above (if studied)

 

Students must be prepared to work long hours outside lesson time to regularly review the topics covered.

Assessment Information

Exam of each unit to be taken at the end of Year 12 study. 

Alongside their studies, all students will be supported to help find a suitable work experience placement related to a career in the Health, social or early years sector which they are interested in. Students will also have the opportunity to achieve a level 3 first aid qualification.

Progression Route

This pathway is particularly suitable for students who wish to pursue careers in Health, social or early year’s services.

This course can lead to careers in a wide variety of health, social or early years settings such as nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, nursery nursing, occupational health, speech and language therapy, community care work to name but a few.

This course can also link to careers in the beauty industry where a nursing qualification is needed to be able to carry out certain procedures.

How do I prepare? 

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Elizabeth is MissingEmma Healey
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Course Leader of Health & Social 

Mrs Thornton

Caroline.thornton@woodgreenacademy.co.uk