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Nottingham Academy

Health and Social Care / Child Development

Qualification: Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care 
Entry Requirements 

English Grade 4 

Taught by Mrs Begum and Mrs Brown 

If you are interested in a health and social care environment, then this course is an excellent starting point. You will study topics including Equality, Diversity and Rights in health and Social Care; Building positive relationships in health and social care and anatomy and Physiology. You will gain transferable skills such as teamwork, communication, and presentation skills, which are highly valued in employment and University.

What is Health and Social Care?

Health and social care is the treatment of ill health and medical conditions in hospitals, health centers, and in the community.

Social care is the care and support of vulnerable people, usually in the community.

Why choose Health and Social Care 

Job Satisfaction - You could work with lots of different people, for example someone with a physical/learning disability, autism, dementia, or help someone recover from an accident. You can make a massive difference to someone’s life which is very rewarding.

In demand in the UK- The sector needs to find enough people to fill an extra half a million jobs by 2030 to meet the growing demand for adult social care services.

A job for life - On the flip side, health and social care jobs are jobs that can last a lifetime. There are such wide and diverse fields to get involved in, and the  opportunities for advancement are nearly endless

The Course 

OCR Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care, equivalent to A-Level

Year 12 Units

  • Unit 1: Building Positive relationships in Health and Social Care 
  • Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights
  • Unit 3; Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

Year 13 Units 

  • Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Unit 10: Nutritional Health
  • Unit 14: The impact of long term physiological conditions


50% Coursework 50% Exam 

Career Pathways

•Adult Nurse
•Care Worker
•Social Worker
•Occupational Therapist
•Mental Health Nurse
•Children’s Nurse