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Health and social care will help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of topics that are fundamental to working in the health and, social care sectors.  It will also help students to develop the particular skills which will be useful for further education and for the world of work.

Cambridge Technicals are an exciting new alternative for Level 2 and Level 3 vocational studies.  There is currently no end of course examination and students are assessed on a variety of forms of coursework over the two years.  Students will study a wide range of units, selected by their tutor for relevance and suitability. Students will be required to undertake work experience at the end of year 12 to support their learning. Further information about these new qualifications may be downloaded here:


Level 3

Course Title: OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care
Examination Board: OCR
Entry Requirements: Five or more GCSE qualifications at grade C or above including English and Science

Length of Course:

Two years.  Students will be assessed throughout year one through internal assessment, mock exams and, where available, external exams.  Students need to demonstrate strong performance in all assessments to gain entry to year two.

Course Description:

A two year course allowing a study of the health and social care sectors.  The most important thing you need in order to take a health and social care is a lively mind, an interest in health and social care, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively.

Course Content:

Year 1

Unit 1:    Building positive relationships in health and social care - (Coursework)

Unit 2:    Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care - (Exam)

Unit 3:    Health, safety and security in health and social care - (Exam)

Year 2

Unit 4:    Anatomy and physiology for health and social care - (Exam)

Unit 10:  Nutrition for health - (Coursework)

Unit 16:  Supporting people with dementia - (Coursework)


40% coursework, 60% exam.

Assignments are set for all units of work.

The work is internally marked and externally moderated for coursework.

All exams are externally moderated.

Students are awarded an overall grade of certification depending on how many credits they achieve.  They can achieve a pass, merit or distinction depending on the quality of their work.



We invite you to take a look through the Knole Academy prospectus to discover the wealth of opportunities available.


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