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Health and Social Care

  HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (APPLIED GENERAL QUAL.) 
Course Content

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.

This will allow them to offer specific, person-centred care and support and build positive relationships with the people they are working with, so that their needs and requirements are met whilst they maintain control of their own care and support. Students will consider the real impacts to people living with conditions or illnesses such as the social, financial and psychological impacts, not just the signs, symptoms and treatment of faceless conditions or illnesses.

Students will also learn about the legislation and guidance supporting health and social care, so that they can ensure the people they are working with are not only able to access all the care and support they are entitled to, but are also able to protect themselves from any harm or abuse whilst at work.

Examination Details

Minimum of 2 mandatory units

Optional units selected by teaching staff

Possibility of at least 1 exam

Internally assessed units

Career Pathways

Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in Health and Social Care offer specialist pathways in health science, social care and support, and working with children and young people such as:

Nurses

Midwifes

Health Visitors

Osteopaths

Radiographers

Paramedics

Speech Therapists

Nursery Teachers

Nursery Assistants

Psychologists

Social Workers

Care assistants

Care Managers

Entry Criteria

Grade 5 in English Language is desired.