Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care
2018 - 2020
Course Content & Assessment
These units will give you an understanding of health and social care in the wider contexts of different environments and settings where care takes place. It will show the importance of effective communication and legislation in health and social care and how to deliver a person-centred approach in the care given. You will also develop transferable skills such as communication, research, planning and organisation.
It will provide you with the opportunity, through applied learning, to
develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the health and social care sector. At Key Stage 5 the students will study for a Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care. The qualification will provide learners with the opportunity, through applied learning, to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the health and social care sector.
Topic areas they will study are:
• Building Positive Relationships in Health and Social Care
• Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
• Health, Safety and security in Health and Social Care
• Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
• Infection Control
• Nutrition for Health
Entry Criteria & Progression
Route A: GCSE Grade 5 in Health & Social or Child Development
Route B: GCSE Grade 5 in English Language
This qualification isn’t just about caring for babies or the elderly and the ill; it will provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into Higher Education on a health and social care-related programme such as Health and Social Care, Nursing, Social Work or Early Childhood Studies.
Students may also go on to become doctors, nurses, care assistants, social workers, physiotherapists, counsellors, psychotherapists, paramedics or a range of other related occupations.