Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care offers vocational courses at level 2 and level 3.

LEVEL 2 – OCR National in Health and Social Care.

Health and Social Care is assessed through a variety of coursework tasks. These could be posters, power point presentations, role plays, reports etc.

The course covers units looking at:-

  • Preparing to give quality care.
  • Communicating with service users in care settings.
  • Practical caring.

LEVEL 3 – Cambridge TEC in Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care can be studied as a single (1 A Level) or double (2 A levels) subject.

You do not have to have studied Health and Social Care at GCSE.

Health and Social Care is a Vocational course which is assessed purely on coursework completed over the 2 years of the course.

Lessons are a combination of teacher lead and independent study. Lessons may also involve practical tasks that may be undertaken in care settings.

In order to support your study, a work placement is recommended.

The course looks at a range of care settings and the differing needs of service users along with the importance of applying the care values within the health and social care sector.

You will study a number of units over the two years totalling 60 credits for 1 A level and 120 credits for 2 A levels.

Compulsory units include

  • Developing effective communication in health and social care.
  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care.
  • Health, safety and security in health and social care.
  • Development through life stages.
  • Sociological perspectives for health and social care.
  • Psychological perspectives for health and social care.

This course qualifies for UCAS points so can support you in your application for university. It can also help prepare you for careers in the industry such as nursing, social care, childhood studies and teaching.