Examination Board: OCR Cambridge Technical
The level 3 Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care is an exciting vocational course that is suitable for students wishing to enter a range of professions caring for, and working with people.
Who is this qualification for?
The OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care is aimed at students who
Course Structure and Assessment:
This level 3 course has the same weighting as two A-levels and carries the equivalent points. Therefore D*D* (Distinction) is worth 112 UCAS points, the same as two A* A-levels. The course is taken over two years and should be studied alongside another traditional A-level subject. Seven units on the course are internally assessed by assignments and five units externally assessed by examinations. The units are of 30, 60 or 90 teaching hours, to allow learners to develop breadth and depth of knowledge. Each year six different units are studied.
A level 1: Extended Certificate.
These units are studied in year 12
A level 2: Diploma.
These units are studied in year 13
Past students have progressed to studying degrees in Adult and Child Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science. Nursery and Primary School Teaching. Social work, Land Management and also taken gap year apprenticeships in Primary Schools as Classroom Assistants.
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