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Course specifics

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or above (including English Language) of which only one can be a Level 2 vocational qualification (e.g. BTEC/OCR) at Pass grade or above.

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Exam board: OCR

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The OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care is a practical, work-related course. 

You learn by completing projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations and activities. This course introduces you to the health and social care industry, and provides a good basis to go on to study a more advanced work-related qualification.

OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care is a full-time course and is equivalent to four GCSEs grade 4-9.  You will study a variety of units to a total of 60 credits.

OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate is a full time course and is equivalent to two GSCE's 4-9.  You will study a variety of units to a total of 30 credits. This smaller course wll enable you to choose a wider range of supporting GCSE's

Course Content

You will study a variety of smaller and larger units to a total of 60 credits including units on:

Unit Title

Credit Value

Communication in Health and Social Care

5

Individual rights in Health and Social Care

5

Individual needs in Health and Social Care

5

Ensuring safe environments in Health and Social Care

5

Vocational experience in Health and Social Care

10

Cultural diversity in in Health and Social Care

10

Human lifespan development

10

The impact of diet on Health

10

Assessment

You will be set assignments which you will complete to agreed deadlines. All of the units are assessed and graded internally by course teachers. A Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* will be awarded when all units have been completed.

Placement

You will be expected to undertake a one week work experience placement in a health and social care setting as part of the course. Every effort will be made to find a placement near to where you live, however you must be aware that you may also be required to use public transport to travel to the placement.

A New Way of Working

The course is taught by experienced and well qualified staff. Emphasis will be on moulding you into an independent learner.

Monitoring and assessment of coursework is continual and you must work in your own time to complete assignments to agreed deadlines.

Progression

Students gaining Merit grades or above may be considered for the advanced course: Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Health and Social Care.

OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care is valued when applying for jobs and apprenticeships.

Charges

You will be expected to provide your own memory stick to save and transport assignments. There may be travel costs involved for attending work experience. Some placements may require a DBS check at a cost of approximately  £50. This cost may be considered on a placement by placement and student by student basis. Our primary aim is to place students in meaningful and appropriate work places. 

Further information

Students or parents requiring any further details are most welcome to contact Alexis Scourfield, Leader of Level 2 Health and Social Care (ASC@stbrn.ac.uk) .

This course would form part of your Access to Level 3 Programme – click here to find out more.

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