Health & Social Care

Level 3 Extended Certificate / OCR

This specification introduces students to key concepts and a body of knowledge that will provide them with an invaluable and thoughtful perspective on contemporary issues in Health and Social Care. It complements other A-level studies and equips students with the skills needed for higher education and the world of work.

Content & Breakdown

The extended certificate is equivalent to one A Level and students will complete 360 credits throughout the course. There is a mixture of internal and external assessed units that students will study:

Internally assessed / coursework

  • Unit 1: Building Positive Relationships – 90 credits
  • Unit 22: Psychology for Health and Social Care – 60 credits
  • Unit 24: Public Health – 30 credits

Externally assessed / examination

  • Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care – 60 credits
  • Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care – 60 credits
  • Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care – 60 credits

Careers/Further Education

A level Health and Social care is ideal for anyone planning to pursue a career in a health care profession.

Examples include:

  • childcare
  • nursing
  • midwifery
  • social work
  • teaching
  • paramedics
  • health visiting
  • counselling

It complements many of the other A level programs of study such as Biology and Psychology.

For more information contact: Mr L Clarke