Health & Social Care – OCR Cambridge TEC

This is an interesting course designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of health, social and community services, whilst giving an insight into the job roles and career prospects within the vocational sector.

The course offers a combination of coursework and examined units and it is possible to study a single or double award in this subject, which makes it a very useful preparation for students considering careers with higher education routes such as nursing, teaching or social work and also employment after college.

A range of diverse topics are studied including:

  • Effective care & communication in a variety of care settings.
  • Health conditions which affect our lives such as diabetes coronary heart disease.
  • Life as a challenge e.g. cystic fibrosis, autism, bipolar.
  • Educating children & young children.

These topics are extended to cover mental health, food and fitness and the treatment and diagnosis of diseases. Wherever possible a range of current practitioners are invited into college to offer their expertise. Students are encouraged to participate in work experience which offers a valuable insight into the health and social care sector.