The focus of the Health and Social Care course is to develop a foundation of skills and knowledge which can be used within a variety of care settings. The course covers a wide range of topics. A range of assessments techniques will be used including written examinations, projects, practical work, role plays and coursework assignments
Students who choose this course develop many transferable skills and an understanding of a variety of care settings, job roles and the values of health and social care.
The course is divided into units which focus on general aspects of Health and Social Care, such as communication, equality and diversity and anatomy and physiology, and more specialised units, such as physiological disorders, psychology for health and social care, infection control and supporting people with dementia. Work experience may also be offered so students can apply their skills and knowledge in a contextual setting.
Cambridge Technical Level 3 (2016 suite) Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (single)
Cambridge Technical Level 3 (2016 suite) Diploma in Health and Social Care (double)
Entry requirements: Blue pathway
Assessment: External and Internal assessment.
Extended Certificate in Health and social Care: 3 external examinations and 3 coursework units
Diploma in Health and Social Care: 5 external examinations and 7 coursework units
Progression Route: University, apprenticeship or employment in nursing, social work, healthcare and childcare.
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