OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma

(2 A-level equivalent)

Subject Information

This course leads to a Level 3 OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (+2 A levels) in Health and Social Care.  This gives students access to University courses and careers areas such as Nursing, Childcare, Teaching, Care of the Elderly, Complementary Therapies or Social Services.  Students will have the opportunity to visit and complete work experiences in the different sectors involved in care.

Assessment is constructed from both internally assessed coursework units and externally assessed examination units.  All internally assessed work is modified by a member of the exam board.

Units (Examined):

2              Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care

3              Health, safety and security in health and social care

4              Anatomy and physiology for health and social care

6              Personalisation and a person-centred approach to care

7              Safeguarding

Units (internally assessed)):

1             Building positive relationships in health and social care

5              Infection control

10           Nutrition for health

11           Career planning for health and social care

13           Sexual health, reproduction and early development stages

14           The impact of long term physiological conditions

15           Promoting health and wellbeing

24           Public health


This qualification will allow students to enter University and College courses at a higher level or enter employment in their chosen field of Health, Social Care or Early Years.

Further Information

Please see:

  • Miss Martin (Head of Department)
  • Miss Esteves
  • Mrs Lawson
  • Mrs West