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Health & Social Care CTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Subject Area: Health & Social Care
Level: CTEC Level 3 Diploma
Exam Board: OCR
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What do I need to study this course?

This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. There will be a work placement included in this course.

All students are expected to have at least four GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4. You will need at least a grade 4 in GCSE English or a merit in Health & Social Care OCR National/Level 2 BTEC First, if taken.


What will I study?

The CTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care course covers the health and social care sector through a wide range of units. You will learn about an individual’s rights and needs, cultural diversity, the impact of diet, and different sociological/psychological perspectives. This qualification is an ideal foundation for entering the workplace or higher education, providing you with a theoretical background and practical skills that transfer into the modern world.

The mandatory units for the introductory diploma are:

Developing Effective Communication; Equality, Diversity and Rights; and Health, Safety and Security.

The additional units for the diploma are: Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care; Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care; Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence; and Working in the Social Care Sector.

 The mandatory units for the extended diploma are:

Developing Effective Communication; Equality, Diversity and Rights; Health, Safety and Security; Development through the life stages; Anatomy and Physiology; Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care; and Psychological Perspectives for Health.

The optional units could include:

Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence; Working in the Social Care Sector; Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care; and Caring for Children and Young People.


What next?

Our students progress onto a range of health and social care-related courses at higher education level, such as Primary Teaching, Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, and Early Childhood Studies. This CTEC also provides an ideal foundation for entering the workplace.

Did you know?

Adult social care is one of the fastest-growing segments of the economy with approximately 1.5 million employees across England.