Back to top

La Retraithe Sixth Form

Health and Social Care

Studying Health and Social Care at the La Retraite 6

Exam Board: OCR

Entry Criteria: GCSE Level 4 English and Maths

Why study this course?

Cambridge Technicals are vocational qualifications developed and designed with the workplace in mind and provide a high-quality alternative to A Levels.

This is an ideal qualification for those who want a career in health, social care or childcare professions such as a nurse, midwife, paramedic, health care assistant, social worker, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, psychologist, counselling, criminology, a teacher, or nursery nurse.

Studying a Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in Health and Social Care is equivalent to one A Level and is recognised by many universities.

What will I learn?

In the first year of the course students will study three core units including: Unit 1: Building positive relationships in Health and Social Care; Unit 2 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care and Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care.

In the second year of the course students will study one core unit and two optional units: these include: Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care; Unit 10 Nutrition for Health and Unit 13 Sexual Health, Reproduction and Early Development Stages.

How will I be taught?

To support the learning process we use visiting speakers, workshops, visits to health and social care settings.

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

How many hours a week of private study are recommended?

Students are encouraged to spend 4-5 hours a week either completing coursework or studying for your exam.

You’ll enjoy this course if…

you have an interest in other people and can demonstrate effective communication skills. 

Course description

The Cambridge Technicals in Health and Social Care has been developed to meet the changing needs of the sector and prepare students for the challenges they’ll face in Higher Education or employment.

The course is designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the Cambridge Technicals in Health and Social Care focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers' demand. Students will practically apply their skills and knowledge in preparation for further study or the workplace.

Assessment

Year 1 (three core units):

  • Unit 1: Building positive relationships in Health and Social Care (Internal assessment)
  • Unit 2 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care (External Assessment)
  • Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care (External Assessment)

Year 2 (one core unit and two optional units):

  • Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care (External Assessment)
  • Unit 10 Nutrition for Health (Internal assessment)
  • Unit 13 Sexual Health, Reproduction and Early Development Stages.