Health & Social Care, Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma

Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma

Many students who are thinking about working with people, especially the young or the elderly, choose to study Health and Social Care. You’ll look at very important skills such as communication, teamwork and understanding of the care values that will help you to become a professional carer. You’ll also cover units in Health and Safety, Health and Social Care Services and Individual Needs. Much of your work will involve writing short reports or producing leaflets and posters that might be used in a care setting. You’ll also undertake a week of work experience where you’ll be able to try out some of the skills you have learnt. Many students continue onto Level 3 and then to university.

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Health & Social Care, OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma {FL2} AF-HESC2D-D(0000)003

Alton Campus
Academic Year 2020-21 (1 years)
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Students should normally have achieved a Grade 3 profile at GCSE.

To study this course, you should also have an interest in working with people.

The Cambridge Technical Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care course is divided into units (subjects) and there are two types of unit, which make up any one course.  The course consists of:

  • 4 Core Units – Nationally all students on this course study these units.
  • 4 Optional Units – These are chosen by the College from a list provided by OCR.

In addition you will study English and Maths at a level appropriate for you unless you already have a GCSE grade A – C.

A team of lecturers teaches the course, which lasts one year, and co-ordinated by a programme manager, you will also have a tutor.  The team meets regularly to plan and co-ordinate assignments and activities and to discuss students’ progress.

You will have a mixture of formal and less formal learning experiences. Some sessions will be in the form of lectures but you will also participate in a mixture of activities – whether working individually or in groups. You will participate in role plays, discussions and presentations.

To achieve the CTEC level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care you need to complete and pass all eight units.

4 core units and 4 optional units, all units will be assessed through course work, which will be set.

Text book £20.

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