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OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care


This is a two year course equivalent to one A Level qualification.

The Cambridge Technical Certificate is a broad-based Health & Social Care course which will give you the skills and knowledge that you will need for a career in this industry. Cambridge Technicals are accepted by the universities and are excellent grounding for a health & social care-related degree, however, they will also give you the vocational experience for you to go straight into the workplace. With the demographics in the UK changing rapidly and the population living longer, the health and social care sectors will experience huge growth over the next few years. The Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate is graded as Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*

Year One:

In year one you will study the same units as the certificate qualification:
Developing Effective Communications In Health & Social Care; Equality Diversity & Rights in Health & Social Care; Health Safety & Security in Health & Social Care.

Year Two:
Anatomy & Physiology for Health & Social Care; two additional units must then be studied from a range of options relevant to the student's chosen future pathway.

TAUGHT THROUGH:
Seminars; discussion; independent research; self/peer assessment; presentations; blogging; Twitter; documentaries.

What could you be?
Sociologist; Teacher; Criminal Justice System; Social Worker; Marketing; Business; Law; Social Care.
Recent student destinations:
Southampton University; Bristol University; Bournemouth University; Cardiff University; Nurse Plus; Cherries Children's Home; Wyvern.

Entry Recommendations:
5 9-4 grades or above, including a Grade 4 or above in English GCSE.
Assessment:
Some units are assessed through examination.
Some units are assessed by portfolio work.

Sian Lydford
lydfords@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

Holly Longland
longlandh@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

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