Cambridge TEC Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 & 3

CAMBRIDGE TECHNICAL DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 2

There are a wide range of career opportunities across all sectors of Health, Social Care and Children & Young People. The course will equip you with the skills you need for either an apprenticeship, work or further study in this area as a first step towards a career in any of these sectors.

The subject is taught by enthusiastic and committed staff who bring out the best in the students.

The OCR Level 2 Diploma is a one year full-time course that
consists of 4 mandatory units and a further 4 units decided by the tutors that provide for a combined total of 60 credits. Students will be required to undertake work experience in a related setting two days a week throughout the duration of the course. Opportunities to study GCSE Maths and English will be timetabled if required.

Students are not required to have studied this subject previously.

UNIT TITLES INCLUDE:

  • Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Individual Rights in Health & Social Care
  • Individual Needs in Health & Social Care
  • Ensuring Safe Environments in Health & Social Care
  • Vocational Experience in Health & Social Care
  • Cultural Diversity in Health & Social Care
  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Emergency Care in Health & Social Care

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Students are assessed through their portfolio of coursework taken under controlled assessment conditions in school – there are no examinations.

SKILLS REQUIRED

A keen, enthusiastic approach to the subject is required and the ability to independently arrange work experience placements. Students will also be expected to work as part of a team, thus requiring good communication and presentation skills. Practical application of learning is a key skill to success.

CAMBRIDGE TECHNICAL DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 3

There are a wide range of career opportunities across all sectors of Health and Social Care and Children & Young People. The course will equip you with the skills you need for either university or work, and is a first step towards a career in any of these areas.

The subject is taught by enthusiastic and committed staff who bring out the best in the students

The O.C.R. Level 3 Diploma is a two year course that consists of 6 mandatory units, plus a range of Optional units that provide for combined total of 120 credits, and is broadly equivalent to two A Levels. Students will be required to carry out two weeks of work experience in a related setting during this course. This course requires a commitment to full two year programme as final accreditation is not available until the end of year 13.

EXAMPLES OF UNIT TITLES INCLUDE:

  • Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Caring for Children & Young People
  • Caring for individuals with additional needs
  • Nutrition for Health and Social Care
  • Psychological and Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care

 

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Students are assessed through their portfolio of coursework taken under controlled assessment conditions in school - there are no examinations.

SKILLS REQUIRED

A keen, enthusiastic approach to independent study is required, as well as the ability to write coherently and in-depth at Level 3. Students will also be expected to work as part of a team, thus requiring good communication and presentation skills. Practical application of learning is a key to success.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The minimum entry requirements for Level 3 applied courses apply.