Health and Social Care

Type of qualification –
Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A level) or Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A levels)
Exam Board – OCR

Course Description

If you are interested in a future career working with people, particularly in the areas of health and social care, then this is the course for you.

You will develop professional and personal skills through interaction with people who either work in the sector or require care or support, as well as gaining theoretical knowledge and understanding to underpin your skills.

This will allow you to offer specific, person-centred care and support and build positive relationships with the people you are working with, so that their needs and requirements are met whilst they maintain control of their own care and support.

You will consider the real social, financial and psychological impacts on people living with conditions or illnesses, not just the signs, symptoms and treatment of faceless conditions or illnesses.

You will also learn about the legislation and guidance supporting health and social care, so that you can ensure the people you are working with are able to access all the care and support they are entitled to. You will be assessed by a variety of methods including exams, written assignments and work experience.

Interesting fact about studying this at S6C

Our wide range of Health and Social Care partnerships can provide you with invaluable work experience as part of this course.

Entry Requirements

To study this course you will need to meet the overall entry requirements for Pathway 2.

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Health & Social Care Course Handout