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Level 3

Health & Social Care

Level 3 Health and Social Care is a varied and interesting course where pupils get to study a variety of topics. This qualification is typically aimed at students who are seeking a career in Health, Social Care or Early years related areas. 

Examination Board OCR

Sixth Form > Our Pathways

Health & Social Care

Level 3 Health and Social Care is a varied and interesting course where pupils get to study a variety of topics. This qualification is typically aimed at students who are seeking a career in Health, Social Care or Early years related areas. Students either enter employment at trainee level, e.g. care assistant, playgroup assistant, health care assistant, or undertake higher level qualifications in further or higher education, e.g. HNC, HND, degree.

Examination Board OCR

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

Course Overview

Level 3 Health and Social Care is a varied and interesting course where pupils get to study a variety of topics. This qualification is typically aimed at students who are seeking a career in Health, Social Care or Early years related areas. Students either enter employment at trainee level, e.g. care assistant, playgroup assistant, healthcare assistant, or undertake higher level qualifications in further or higher education, e.g. HNC, HND, degree. 

 
Course Leader of Health & Social Care

Mrs Thornton

Entry Requirements

Sixth Form Entry Criteria: 

A minimum of 5 9-5 GCSE grades, which must include a grade 5 or above in either English Language or English Literature. 

 
Special Entry Requirements:

Level 2 Health & Social Care Merit (if studied)

 

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

Assessment Information

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care. Single (one A level equivalent) 5 hours a week.

3 external examined units (examined at the end of yr 12)

  • Unit 2 Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care (90 minute exam)
  • Unit 3 Health, safety and security in health and social care (90 minute exam)
  • Unit 4 Anatomy and physiology for health and social care (120 minute exam)

3 coursework units externally moderated at the end of yr 13.

  • Unit 1 Building positive relationships in health and social care.
  • Unit 10 Nutrition for health.
  • Unit 16 Supporting people with dementia.

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in health and social care Double (two A level Equivalent) 10 hours a week.

5 external examined units, one coursework unit. Exams and moderation at the end of yr 12

  • Unit 2 Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care (90 minute exam)
  • Unit 3 Health, safety and security in health and social care (90minute exam)
  • Unit 4 Anatomy and physiology for health and social care (120 minute exam)
  • Unit 6 Personalisation and a person centred approach to care (90 minute exam)
  • Unit 7 Safeguarding (90 minute exam)
  • Unit 5 Infection control (coursework unit)

6 coursework units externally moderated at the end of yr 13

  • Unit 1 Building positive relationships in health and social care.
  • Unit 10 Nutrition for health.
  • Unit 12 Promote positive behaviour.
  • Unit 13 Sexual health, reproduction and early development stages.
  • Unit 15 Promoting health and well-being.
  • Unit 16 Supporting people with dementia.

Students must pass all units in order to pass the course. One examination resit is allowed per examined unit. Students will complete all examined units at the end of year 12 and then focus on coursework in year 13.

Progression Route

There is a wide variety of related careers such as nursing, midwifery, paramedics, teaching, dietician, nursery nurse, care assistant and social worker, to name but a few. The majority of pupils who have completed this course have gone on to take up places at university studying a variety of courses including nursing, child development, primary schoolteaching and more recently paramedics.

How do I prepare? 

Recommended Reads
The Help Kathryn Stockett
My Sisters Keeper Jodi Picoult
Moab is my washpot Stephen Fry
Elanor Oliphant is completely fine Gail Honeyman
Elizabeth is Missing Emma Healey
The Fault in Our Stars John Green
Recommended Films
The Notebook The Blindside
Silver Linings Hidden Figures
A Northern Soul Five feet apart
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Course Leader of Health & Social Care
Mrs Thornton Caroline.thornton@woodgreenacademy.co.uk